Cast yourself in the movie

“My mom used to have a saying when things were getting crazy, or we were lost in a dirt road someplace, or any other random thing came up: ‘Just think of it as an adventure.’”

That quote — JUST THINK OF IT AS AN ADVENTURE — leapt off the page at me more or less out of context as I was innocently reading The Coffee Break Novelist — The Book You Want in the Time You Have by Kevin O. McLaughlin.

What a much better way to approach life’s hassles. Just think of yourself as the hero of an adventure. Maybe you’re not Indiana Jones, but your adventure got you into this pickle and you need to work your way out of it. Let’s try this and then that — and isn’t it almost fun when you think in those terms?

OK, maybe not, but on the other hand, an adventure is more fun than a predicament or a rut or a dark hole. Pull up your khakis, grab your fedora and escape the trap.

It’s silly to think all you need to do is change your mindset, until you make the change and it works.


Published by WarrenBluhm

Wordsmith and podcaster, Warren is a reporter, editor and storyteller who lives near the shores of Green Bay with his wife, two golden retrievers, Dejah and Summer, and Blackberry, an insistent cat. Author of It's Going to Be All Right, Echoes of Freedom Past, Full, Refuse to be Afraid, Gladness is Infectious, 24 flashes, How to Play a Blue Guitar, Myke Phoenix: The Complete Novelettes, A Bridge at Crossroads, The Imaginary Bomb, A Scream of Consciousness, and The Imaginary Revolution.

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