Take the opportunity today to turn a negative into a positive.
We all have negative experiences from time to time – hell, all of the time for some of us, right? Well they can become a bit overwhelming after a while as we replay some of the events in our minds over and over. I used to do this quite a bit, and still do to some degree.
However, I have a strategy for limiting how frustrated or upset or angry I feel. I try and find the positive in the situation. I think it was Napoleon Hill that said:
“In every situation of adversity there is the seed for an equivalent or greater benefit.”
For instance me and Em just got back from a week holiday in Wales with the dogs. While we were there, we got lost finding the place, Em’s mum had a mini stroke, one of the dogs got diarrhoea in the cottage at 4am and then on our only day to visit a nice town the dogs had a bark fest with such intensity and determination that we left after 20 minutes.
On the way home at the end of the week we decided that although the holiday was pretty much a wash-out we at least had some comical anecdotes to tell – which we have, to everyone we’ve met since getting back. We’ve had more fun telling those stories than we had on the actual holiday!
“Seek and ye shall find.” – Matthew 7:7
Look for the positive in something and you will find it.
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