Facing Abrupt Change

One journey ends and another begins.

Have changes changed you?

Until the ABCs are learned,

changes can be unbelievably


Were you kicked out of school or out of your home? Were you fired from the best job you ever had? Did you wake up in a hospital after a disabling accident changed who you were and what you could do?

Did a death change your family structure? Maybe you were arrested for theft when the money ran out; or perhaps that pivotal change in your life was as simple, yet life-changing, as an unexpected pregnancy.


Amb-staff-patChange is only constant

Learning to accept and adapt to sudden changes increases our emotionally stability. If we haven’t learned the basic skills of accepting and adapting to change, a simple fender bender may send us over the edge. For me, living with the aftermath of a disabling motorcycle crash showed me the need to accept changes that are beyond my control.

The ABCs of Adapting

I suffered every day until I learned the details behind the simple formula for adapting to my new reality.

  • Accepting life on life’s terms.
  • Believing I can succeed
  • Caring about others.

A more in depth explanation of the ABCs is available on my Thinking Positive post. A full explanation is heard in my Winners Don’t Quit keynotes.






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5 Responses to Change

  1. Howard Howell February 7, 2011 at 10:37 pm #

    Al is an inspirational and motivating speaker to all audiences. He mixes just the right amount of comedy in with his own story about how he has overcome what others might consider a life ending accident.

  2. Karen March 10, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

    Al, you’ve known me for a few years now and you’ve been there to personally witness the changes in my life. You have given me so much inspiration during these years of my stressful times in Seattle and then traveling from country to country in Central America. Your insight and comments have all been so positive,inspirational and truly I believe that everything happens for a reason. The way I met you wasn’t under the best of circumstances, but like you (and taking your advice), I took the lemons and made lemonade! Keep up the great work my dear friend! Love ya, Karen


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