"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain.”Vivian Greene
Whilst this quote might sound over-idealistic and, as my good friend Peter Cooper says "be the kind of thing John Lennon would have written a song about", I believe it contains a healthy nugget of wisdom.
It's a vote against resignation, against giving in, against just waiting for things to get better. When I see depressed clients a key message is
Dont wait to feel motivated - take a small step in the right direction now, and then motivation will follow.
That's the "don't wait for the storm to pass" part.
Dancing in the rain, though, seriously? Well. the idea of Singing in the Rain is hardly new ..
I'm also reminded of John Locke's characteristic response in the first series of Lost.
The good idea here is to adapt to the circumstances we find ourselves in as best we can. Don't assume that you can't do anything positive because there is a storm in our life. You might even find something really positive ...