Oh no! I’ve been scammed. I lost all the money I had saved for a car, lost my twenty-year-old car in great condition, and was left with a car in complete disrepair. This car sat in my garage for three months collecting dust.
There was a period of time when I felt hopeless and helpless. I was focused on the worst, the tension increased day by day. I almost gave up.
Then one morning while talking with Jen and the neighbors about the car situation, I had a mild seizure. I have a small brain tumor that is benign, yet causes problems.
That was it. There had to be way out of this. I pushed on until I found the dealer’s “Achilles heel” and went for it. I won’t reveal what it was, but it worked. I made a list of problems with the car and the dealer took care of them.
It took four months, constant calls to the dealer; repeated trips to the car lot, and contact with Todd Ulrich of Action9 news to resolve the problem.
It wasn’t everything I wanted, but it was the best I would get. Still, it was not the car for me. My daughter was desperate for a car, so I gave it to her. She was thrilled; I headed for Bob Steele Chevrolet where I found the car of my dreams.
The reality is: had I given up, not been determined to find a solution, not worked tirelessly to find an answer, I would still be mired in a miserable situation.
The turning point came when I changed my mindset from pessimism to optimism; from negative to positive; when I decided not to leave a stone unturned to fix it. The end isn’t perfect, but I’m happy.
Years ago circumstances in life caused me to be pessimistic and unhappy. Then one day the light went on … it’s up to me. If I continue to view life in the negative, I will feel gloomy; if I focus on the positive I will feel good.
May Your Glass Always Be Half Full