Have you ever started our on a job only to find yourself with a problem? Or should I say a dilemma?
This is when you need to take five, breathe, put a plan into place then take one step at a time. Dilemmas are only send to you to help you make changes in your life. To bring you to the present moment.
Today I decided the front paddock needed to be mowed. I had actually left it for a while so hence very long grass. Everything was going great until the mower decided enough was enough so stopped. I tried to turn it on but the battery had decided it also had enough. Next I thought well the battery needs to be charged. No power points in this paddock. I next tried to push back to the house but far too heavy. Next I thought well there is only one way and that is to tow it back. I didn’t have another person to ride on the mower so I thought who is going to steer? Well no-one. You just have to line it up Chris Brazel, I thought. I brought the 4 wheel drive down. That worked fine. Anchored and lined up the mower that worked ok. Then I got to the gate. Have you ever tried to squeeze through a gate with a mower behind with no-one on the mower? A few changes of direction but we got through the gate. Then I thought well done Chris Brazel you now have the. mower in the perfect place to re-charge the battery. Great work. Yes, but then the tricky bit came. I had to get out of the house paddock. I did not take into account the steep hill to go up without any trackson. I tried going up straight, I tried going side ways, I even tried to back up. No go. So at sunset, the mower was fine but I was stuck with a four wheel drive in the house yard stuck and trying to work a way out. Tomorrow is another day. Where there is a will there is always a way. I am sure once I sleep on it I will find a way. If not I will just call NRMA and they can figure it out. Never think of a problem or a negative as a problem think of it as a lesson to pull you on track with life. Even though it has been an interesting afternoon, it actually feels empowering to know at least I managed to tow a mower without a rider up a paddock and through a gate. Now tomorrow I may have to cut a fence and go bush but I will get the four wheel drive back on the road again.