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Day 6 of 31: The Case of the Mondays

It's a Monday.

Let's have some fun, should we?

Because if you aren't seeing the blue

then you are seeing.....








and then it:

(whomp, whomp)



We can tell from your email addresses that many of you are co-workers from various businesses. AND WE LOVE IT!

I'm not here to collect any TPS reports, but I AM HERE to help you solve:

The Case of the Mondays.

Wait. before we crack this case wide open, I gotta say this first.

If yer lookin' for Day 5, you won't find it.

Right you are, Harry, NO POST ON SUNDAYS.

I'll hold yer hand the other days, but Sundays ya gotta fly on yer own.

Now then. Back to the case.

Here are the facts:

  • We are 6 days in.

  • Many of you have admitted that you complain more than you realized.

  • Many of you have admitted that you commiserate more than you realized.

  • Exactly. Us too.

  • Today's post is sprinkled with 90's pop culture references.

  • 90% of you are now seeking them out.

But I digress.

The following fact is our main focus for today:

Doing this Challenge will not lessen the amount of things that you could complain about.

Life isn't always a box of chocolates.

Mondays will still come.

The printer won't always work. PC load letter, what the -- does that mean?

Houston, we have a problem.

Maybe it's a traffic jam, when you're already late.

Or 10,000 spoons, when all you need is a knife.

And as you sit at the local Central Perk listening to your F.R.I.EN.D.S commiserate,

You might want to shout, "You're killin me, Smalls..."

Just remember.

You made a promise.

"Never let go of that promise, Rose."

"I promise. I will never let go, Jack. I’ll never let go."

[Cue Celine Dion]

"Far across the distance and spaces between us

You have come to show you go on..."


"Go on."

EVERY time you catch yourself complaining:

  • STOP


  • SEEK

STOP the thought. Recognize that yes, you DO have a problem, but you can work to solve it.

SHIFT your focus to something just a little, tiny bit more positive. It's not about where you are now, it's about the direction you are heading.

SEEK: What help do you need? Who can help you? (Besides Celine, of course.)

How can you solve your problem?

Are you with me?


Now, I gotta run.

I got a meeting with the Bobs in a couple of minutes.

Legal disclaimer:

Tara Dukart is not actually affiliated with the Bobs, Swingline Staplers, Celine, nor any additional 90's icon referenced in this post.

As if.


Copyright © 2023 Tara & Joshua Dukart of Seek First Ranch. All Rights Reserved.

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