Adapt Now to Overcome What’s Holding You Back


Overcome obstacles

Adapting to our environment to overcome

In March, 2010 Becca and I took a vacation trip to one of our favorite spots–Vegas, baby!

We spent four days there, relaxing, and just having a great time. By the way, the Luxor has a full gym, complete with free weights.

It happened that we were there during the first week of the NCAA basketball tournament. The town was packed with sports junkies.

Consequently, when we left, all flights were booked solid. And of course all of the airlines overbook flights, for whatever reason.

There were two people that needed to get home, one lady specifically that needed to get back to her daughter.

Time wasn‘t a factor for us, so we decided to give up our seats. The drawback, there were NO flights that we could catch for TWO days. It was that crazy. So, we rented a car (another story all together), and drove back to San Antonio in twenty-four hours, non-stop.

Aside from doing something nice for somebody else, we were able to improvise, and come up with a solution to the problem.

By finding a rental car, we adapted to the situation.

We found ourselves in a situation. By looking at a few key points, we came out great on the other side.

  • What seems to be the problem?
  • What do I need to do in order to solve the problem?
  • Put your plan into action

Between the two of us, we drove straight through, stopping only for gas, food, and restroom breaks. The drive was smooth, and everything worked out-we overcame the situation.

Recipe for a championship

Baker at Man Vs. Debt laid it out perfectly in his breakdown of the Green Bay Packers road to a Super Bowl Championship win.

It wasn’t an easy road for the Packers. They didn’t start off well. Their fire wasn’t really lit until their bye week. The Packers were hit with a few key injuries to key players.

At the end of the season they had to beat the Giants, and a very tough Bears team. Then battle with the Eagles, and the top-seeded Falcons.

Then in the playoffs, the Packers had to go back to Chicago to meet the Bears again. And if that wasn’t enough, they had to finish it all off against the AFC’s toughest, the Pittsburgh Steelers in the pressure cooker that was Super Bowl XLV.

At the end of their trials, they emerged victorious, holding the coveted Vince Lombardi trophy.

What it all means

The Green Bay Packers were not the team to beat in 2010. They were able to put their troubles behind them, spin out of the backfield, and overcome all of the odds.

Have you had to adapt, improvise, and overcome in your life?

Photo: Bryan Wintersteen

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2 Responses to “Adapt Now to Overcome What’s Holding You Back”

  1. Okay, I work in the airline business so I’m hoping you got two free tickets for giving up your seat. If you push they’ll also pay for your car rental. When a flight is oversold you can get whatever you want lol.

  2. Todd says:

    Good call. It was on Southwest, and they took care of us. We basically got vouchers that came out to twice what our tickets were worth. We’ve flown to Seattle and back twice. :)

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