When we look for the 'lesson', 'gift', 'take away' from a tough situation we are not, repeat, NOT, looking at fault or punishment.
This is not about negatives!
Just the opposite.
We are looking for opportunities to evolve, get stronger, wiser and ultimately happier.
This is a crucial concept!
If we go negative, we might as well throw away the experience and see it as wasted time. If we look at everything as bringing something potentially valuable to us we never waste time!
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas…
TO DIG FOR GOLD…
Ask yourself what seemingly negative interactions or events keep happening in your life.
Now ask yourself how you traditionally react to them.
Is 'why me?' a typical response?
Do you feel punished?
Do these events lower your self esteem?
Do they make you feel alone?
Now image that one of those magical genies has popped out of a bottle and brought these same events into your life saying: "This is a gift. If you look at this from a totally different angle you will get a tremendous reward!"
Before you roll your eyes and think this is total 'you-know-what', actually allow your creative imagination to take over and try it…
What do you find?