Yesterday on the way to the gym for cardio I dropped my car key. The micro chip in the key did not like that too much and decided not to start the car.
OK, stay calm. Phoned the dealer who talked me through a process of immobilising the immobiliser and alarm which by now had neighbours peering through windows whilst this thing was piercing a hole in the ozone with it's wailing.
Finally, "OK Sir we'll send someone round to have a look."
By now my schedule is shot and I'm struggling to contain my frustration.
Worse to come.
The agent tows my car to the dealership where I am told "There is nothing we can do now Sir, we'll let you know in the morning." Oh right of course it's 5.03pm, they close at 5pm.
Now my shcedule is completely gone. I can't get to clients, I can't get to my....well actually I can't do anything.
What about my cardio. In the old days I would have blown it off, but I have a commitment to all of you to complete all my workouts and isn't it funny how that immediately popped loudly into my mind.
I have to admit, I wrestled with it for a while. ...10 minutes later I was running around my neighbourhood with gusto having a lot of fun. I'd forgotten how great it was to run in the fresh air and also how hard it is on your legs.
Next morning I got the chilling news from the dealer. "Unfortunately Sir your key is not repairable. We'll have to order a new one from Germany." "Ok," I respond, "when will it get here." "10 days Sir."...." What, 10 ten days. "
All my manifesting", positive thinking, attracting what I think about most, came to nought. The car is off the road for 10 days....MAN.
I am not married, I live alone and I have one car. My mountain bike was looking more attractive by the minute.
Phoned my girlfriend who calmly said...like the smart intelligent woman she is...Ask your insurance company for a loaner.....Next thing "Certainly Sir, what time would you like a vehicle delivered."
Cool....smart girl my girfriend.
So..... I'm now driving a brand you Toyota Yaris. For those of you who are not familiar with a small, make that very small japanese vehicle, this car does not require a parking bay. I can either take it into the gym with me put it in my pocket or park it in a motor cycle bay.
Truthfully it's quite fun zipping around in it and at least the mountain bike can rest easy for a while longer.
Moral of the story. Always make sure you have eventualities like this covered and keep your commitments no matter what happens.
You'll feel a heck of a lot better about thing if you do.