Whether it be by fault of our own, others, fate, coincidence – or whatever you believe in.
And when things happen, we’re left with essentially two options.
We can face what happened and try to change the course of action – take matters into our own hands and attempt to change the course of fate.
Or we can accept what happened, learn, and move on.
Sometimes these two outcomes take two very different types of people – and somethings they only apply to very different types of situations.
Some say that everything happens for a reason – and maybe thats not wrong.
Maybe everything happens, and whatever that may be is a life lesson. Something to learn from, but not dwell on. Something to understand and move past.
Right or wrong – figuring out what to do in each situation really depends.
There are some very wrong actions that can be taken by individuals – but that doesn’t mean these same people can’t change and start making more appropriate decisions.
Its all part of the process and all part of learning.
What others – or bystanders need to understand is that every action (right or wrong) can have a consequence. Maybe not immediately, maybe not to that person. And perhaps the consequence isn’t as negative as the word lets on.
But as we all learned in school – for every action there is a reaction.
And it is up to us as human beings to react accordingly, and try to be part of a positive solution.
While this can be tricky and not always doable, maintaining a positive attitude, being hopelessly optimistic, and looking with a kind eye – things can seem a lot more attainable.
Easier said then done? Most likely. Especially in the society we live and breath in today. A society where most news on TV is bad. Negativity spreads faster then wildfire. Its easier to blend and move with the crowd sometimes then stand against it.
But movements are starting. People are starting to stick up for the little things. And some of these things that seem so little, in the grand scheme are massive.
Individual choices, beliefs, straws, the environment, sea turtles, sharks, honey bees.
Issues that may look to some as minute – but on a world scale are literally changing the environment for those that follow our foot steps.
From a security perspective, our job is much easier when everyone listens.
Everyone does as they’re told and acts how the surroundings expect them to behave. Stand in line. Wait patient. Be kind and courteous. Act with common sense.
Realize that your actions have an effect on others.
Part of our job is embracing that very idea. And the more people that embrace it, the easier our job is, and the more ideal the environment we’re surrounded in could potentially be.
Granted, we don’t all want to be small cogs in a big wheel. We’re all itching to find our own space and set ourselves apart. But that doesn’t mean sacrificing others or the greater good to achieve personal success.
There is such a thing as looking out for others and still achieving greatness. In fact I believe there are empires built on motivational speaking and positive reinforcement.
There are only 24 hours in a day. To some that can feel like an eternity, and to others its not nearly enough. But within those 24 hours, if before every choice you made you took two seconds to reflect on what the outcome may or will be. Sometimes that two seconds will be long enough to start breeding better choices. For yourself. For others. For the future.
Sometimes we don’t have that two seconds, or sometimes we’re just acting on instinct. But the more conscious effort we put into our thoughts and our actions, the more determined and well calculated they can be.
The actions of one may not change the world – but they can change an event. They can change a group of people. They could potentially change a life.
The actions of one takes place in the news all the time – typically with a negative impact.
One person fired shots…
One person driving a car…
What if instead of always hearing about the one person, we started to even the score with One person – or a group of people acted with kindness.
One group of people helped…
One group of people saved…
When the world can act as one – the world can change as one.
Until then, we have to take those two seconds and remember our choices matter. Everything we does matter.
Maybe not today, or tomorrow – but eventually, that reaction is going to come around.
Guest Blogger Rayna Davies
Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management. She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security. Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details. These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities. She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration. Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.