You Need a Good PDF

Some time ago, I had the pleasure of filming a little TV spot for a local cable program. The mission: what would you say to someone that is going through a "transition"?: i.e. moving into a new city, a new home, a new relationship, out of one, to a job, from a job...you get the picture. The time limit...you will have about 60 seconds!!! WOW! What a challenge!
If all of my personal transitions lasted as long as this 60 second spot I would be incredibly happy! Unfortunately they do not. Most of my life transitions just seem to happen...like being born.
For nine months you are being prepared and the moment you "come forth", the first thing they did was flip you upside down and spank your backside! Then they cleaned you off and placed you under some hot lights like a pack of fries at McDonalds! After everything settled, they put your fresh, spotless, dew rag covered head in a plastic cart on wheels and took you to the showroom for everyone to see. It was a somewhat traumatic but guess who made it through? You're still here! Fully alive...you survived!
Every one of us is going through some type of transitional season right now. Most of the time, we have no choice as to the timing, we just need to have a strategy for getting "to the other side" of the season.
So when I was asked to answer that huge question in 60 seconds, I simply said that I had a personal formula...I call it PDF...patience, discipline, and focus. You must stay calm and let patience do her thing. Discipline keeps you walking and trusting and hoping, knowing that you will indeed come out on the other side when it is all over. No matter how bad it may seem or how unsettled you may be, this too shall pass! And focus is imperative...focus on happy thoughts...you know, find that happy place where you can keep your mind calm until your surroundings catch up! 
PDF...use it as your strategy and know that you can and will make it through the whatever is going on. It's not whats happening to you...its what will happen through you!