COPING WITH CORONA, PART 13……”ARE YOU A TIGGER OR AN EYORE?”

Tigger at Crystal Palace restaurant, Walt Disney World

“Too many people go through life complaining about their problems. I’ve always believed that if you took one tenth the energy you put into complaining and applied it to solving the problem, you’d be surprised by how well things can work out.”
― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

Randy, a Carnegie Mellon professor who died of the then rare pancreatic cancer in 2008 believed in keeping optimistic, despite one’s harsh reality. He believed in confronting a difficult situation by acknowledging it and controlling our thoughts if we can’t control our situation.

“That is what it is. We can’t change it. We just have to decide how we’ll respond.”
― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture.

Finally, he believed one needs to ask oneself frequently the following question:

“Are you a Tigger or an Eyore?

-Randy Pausch, “The Last Lecture”

Eyore at Crystal Palace restaurant, Walt Disney World

SO………..ARE you a Tigger or an Eyore when you find yourself thinking about Covid-19 or anything else on your mind? Try to keep a positive mindset while the situation develops and changes everything around you.

Carpe-Diem, friends…………..and look to Tigger (and Randy) for inspiration at this difficult time.