Now before you judge me go back and read the caption again; it reads BULL’S and HIT.
Bulls are very dangerous animals. They are one of the most dangerous type of livestock to own, let alone be around. They are not slow or dumb, nor are they clumsy or stupid like some people I have come across. A bull can, from a stand-still, turn on a dime faster than you can react. It can even outrun you, and if you ever fall or it hits you, it will gore or crush you until you are no longer moving.
How bad is it to get gored? You’ll probably live, but you can’t be sure. Some bulls hit can kill I must say. Now you may be wondering “What the heck has a bull’s hit got to do with anything?” I only wanted to talk about the things in life that gore and crush you just like bulls. Sometimes life in itself is the bull. One moment you think you are safe and the next moment they flip on you faster than Kim Kardashian’s uberpricey marriage with Kris Humphries.
The question you may be thinking right now is can you avoid the bull’s hit? The simple answer is NO! With an actual bull’s hit in a bull fight, you can avoid it by first and foremost not being in the bull ring. Real life bull’s hit is a little different. Being out of the ring translates not being born in the first place. But as you have come to know by now it wasn’t your will that brought you here.
As divine as that intent of getting you here was, it had to be carried out by two human beings, clad or unclad, in a quick or relaxed mode (depending on what their mood was), who had the hots for each other in a fleeting moment of passion. So to iron out the point I just made, as long as you are born the bull’s hit is unavoidable.
However, there are precautions you can take. Scratch that there is a precaution you can take. That holy grail precaution will be PLANNING. As cliche as it may sound, if you fail to plan you are actually planning to fail. Imagine going into bull fight with no skills, no boots,no red cloth or even a montera hat (the fancy Spanish hats they wear), the result will be unthinkable.
But that is how many of us choose to live our lives. We live without any plan A not to even mention plan B. We make everyday surprise us and not every surprise is good. The only sure way to living a mediocre life is by living what I call a reactive life. A life solely based on responding to what is thrown at us. And if you can remember what an ‘object’ is in English grammar, you would realize there is nothing more objectifying than having actions(verbs) thrown at you.
If your plan B to the situation when the bulls come charging at you is God, then that too is a failure on its own because you need to put Him first. Don’t get me wrong. Even God asked us to specifically call upon Him in the day of trouble and He will deliver us. But some of us have Him saved as an emergency contact. We only call when there is trouble. Even when we are sending broadcast messages He won’t receive one.
Your faith doesn’t substitute planning in anyway. If that was the case, all businesses in the world will hire preachers to manage them. The simple plan will have a list of your resources which will include your skillsets, money and talents, and all the opportunities you have at your disposal. Also throw in a list of your networks into the mix and find points of intersection of these three item lists. Then you start working on connecting the dots till you have something to work with.
Don’t wait for the bulls to come charging at you before you think of your alternatives because it hurts when there is no plan B. Unless you are a matador don’t play with bulls at all. Especially when the bull’s hit are from people. Don’t allow yourself to be a victim of other people’s frustrations. Don’t allow yourself to be a dumpsite for the garbage peddled by people. Most importantly learn from the ones that hit you.
And just like the Road Safety Campaign message, “Bull’s hit kills, don’t take the bull’s hit.”