What courage it took for multi Grammy winning songstress Adele to stop mid song on a live performance at the Grammy’s and say – it’s not right I have to start again ! While millions of viewers around the world watched, she did just that.
Here is a lesson for all of us , we may not be singing at the Grammy’s , but how often do we continue with things even when we know it’s not right. I know I usually tell myself the show must go on , onward and upward( my favorite phrase!) . But sometimes I think it’s better to stop , take a breath, think and restart.
Adele got more respect from the world and her peers, however embarrassing it was for her.You will always get more respect for admitting a mistake and starting again and it takes more courage.
here are a few instances that we can stop and restart.
A new recipe you are making and it’s not going right ….. Stop and Restart
A conversation with a friend which is not going well …. Stop and Restart
Your family has aggravated you and you scream at them …..Stop and Restart
You are on a tight deadline and the job you are doing is not quite up to your standard … Stop and Restart
You make a mistake at work or just in life … Stop and Restart
You nervously make an awkward comment at a party … Stop and Restart
You are on a date and you are saying all the wrong things …Stop and Restart
You are having a frustrating day and you are taking it out on those around you …Stop and Restart
Tell me dear reader, if you ever had the courage to do this and how it helped you.