Adversity. Mistakes. Obstacles. Failure. Disappointment. Suffering.
Not the inspirational words you might have expected on a Monday morning or any point in a day depending on when you are reading this. Those words are realities we all deal with in our lives no matter what degree of hardship we are dealing with. Sure, you may think someone in Afghanistan understands those words much better that you but in reality you have your own personal and professional hardships to deal with that are just as real.
So, the question is what are you going to do with adversity?
I mean, c’mon, we all make mistakes, right? Stuff happens and boom we are in the crapper. Life. We get disappointed with occurrences all the time and yet somehow our lives move on. Not one of us has reached perfection yet, however, it’s what we do with those situations that affect the quality of our lives.
Do you look for a bright light, a positive to take away from it, an opportunity to change something or the recognition that something needs to change?
Figuring it out yourself, not taking a pass or passing something off as not possible are challenging ways to sort out issues but the best way to learn from them.
The ostrich is not our friend.
That brings us to today’s quote.
Tal Ben-Shahar is a professor and a psychologist. His work in leadership and organizational behaviour lead him to study the subject of positive psychology. In essence, he teaches people how to be happy and how happiness, positive energy and awareness can help us become successful in our life’s pursuits.
Positivity is something we can all use more of in our lives.
If that doesn’t brighten your day then maybe this will.
“What if there were no hypothetical situations?”
Hahahahaha……..have a great Monday and an awesome week.
If you want to read last week’s quote simply click here.