Today's lesson came in part from my son. I asked him what he learned today and he said "what I have learned today is that unexpected things can happen.... You never know what's going to happen."
Those are very wise words, if you ask me. I would take it a step further and say expect the unexpected. I often tell my team members that it is important to be flexible. Expecting the unexpected should be a way of life. We should always be looking for new things to happen and be flexible to adjust when things come our way.
Today I had some tasks planned, but I was able to have an unexpected lunch date with my wife that led to another meeting in the afternoon. I had to be flexible with my calendar and adjust my day according to what came up.
Lesson learned: expect the unexpected and be flexible to what may come your way.