Monday, Monday! Got to love that day! I hope everyone had an incredible weekend. Life is good on the weekends. Today we continue to talk about how to find gains during the pains.
2. Embrace and Develop Your Creativity – those that make the most of bad experiences are the ones who find creative ways to meet them. They see possibilities within their problems. Neale Walsh said, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” I love this because it truly does take some stretching, faith, and confidence to jump out of your comfort zone. Creativity usually begins at the end of your comfort zone as well. When you have a bad experience, instead of letting it discourage you or make you angry, let it fuel you.
3. Embrace the Value of Bad Experiences – President John F Kennedy was asked one time how he became a war hero. His response, “It was quite easy. Someone sunk my boat.” It is always easier to see something positive in a negative experience long after it happens. What is difficult is meeting the negative experience in the moment, with a positive mind-set. Remember that you will never stub your toe standing still.
The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere.
Where there is no struggle, there is no process. I can not tell you how much I believe in those words. No pain, no freakin gain!
4. Make Good Changes After Learning From Bad Experiences – James Baldwin said, “Not every thing that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” I was talking about this a few days ago with some co-workers. Sometimes it really does take a bad experience for us to wake up and change. The Law of Pain gives us the opportunity to change our lives around. “A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.” Life is constantly throwing at us the opportunity to learn and grow. But too many times we don’t listen to what is being taught, and we don’t make the necessary changes to grow.
5. Take Responsibility for Your Life and the Choices You Make – Those who overcome bad experiences avoid the label of “victim” and take responsibility for moving forward. They don’t say, “What happened to me is the worst thing in the world, and I’ll never be free of it.” They say, “What happened to me was pretty bad, but other people are worse off, and I won’t give up.”
As I have said before, those that our successful in this life are those that stop being creatures of their circumstances, and they start to be creators of them. Once again, life is going to throw shiz at you left and right, and the moment you except that and start to use those situations as ways to grow and learn, is the moment your life will take a turn for the better. Better in every way. Those who continue to fight through, continue to win!
Trying to win for days, Cram