These are interesting words to hear when you’ve been sitting on an airplane for 30 minutes waiting for takeoff. The woman sitting next to me was presenting at a conference and was going to miss it. Other passengers chimed in as many of us had connections to make and the telephone number to call and rebook flights was jammed.
After 2 hours and 15 minutes the plane took off.
It wasn’t until we got to Minneapolis, MN that it was explained that the bad storms on the east coast the day before timed out many of the pilots from flying (much better than the story some of us passengers were thinking) leading to many delays on Delta. When my rebooked flight got cancelled I finally gave up and booked a flight for the next morning as I was in need of sleep.
The next day I got to know what I didn’t know the day before – the people I met on this new flight. The conversations were fascinating and covered a wide range of topics. I even got to teach someone EFT as they were terrified of take off and I might be getting a free ticket to a local play being performed here in town. Who knew?
How many times have you not known what you don’t know you don’t know and made yourself wrong for it? Did you judge the circumstances and have a miserable time or were you able to go with it and enjoy the unexpected? Is the cup half full or empty is a great way to think of this – which do you prefer? Interesting enough it all comes down to your perspective on events; if you don’t like what’s going on change how you’re thinking about it. Maybe there are strategies you need to develop, people to rely upon, questions to ask, or boundaries to set and keep.
What then would you know that you didn’t know?
Here’s to pondering!