When bad things happen in your life, do you feel victimized? “Why Me?” “I can’t believe this is happening to me.” ”I don’t deserve this.”
If you’re nodding your head, let’s talk about that…
The entire life experience—every ounce of it—is a gift. If you can clear the cobwebs and remember back to high school biology, it’s an absolute miracle how we come to be, so none of it should be wasted, not even the “bad” times, missed opportunities, and supposed failures.
Can you challenge yourself to re-frame how you look at failure? What is failure, really? It’s an opportunity for higher learning. So, these moments are opportunities for growth if you can take them as that.
In fact, the word crisis in Chinese is formed with the characters for danger and opportunity. Therefore, a crisis presents traumatic disruption or threat, but it also presents a unique opportunity for growth.
Interesting way to look at it, right?
No matter what has happened to me, I try to see what I can learn from the experience. This week, I want you to try the same. Take a look at what is going on in your life or what has happened, and rather than labeling it as “that crappy breakup” or “the job that gave me insomnia,” can you mine the experience for the gold?
Share the treasure you find buried beneath the “bad” experience.
I hope you have an amazing week and, as always, take care of you.
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