My sister and I took all 6 of our kids to the beach for a vacation this week. Between the two of us we have 3 boys and 3 girls ranging in age from 6 to 19 years old. For the most part things have gone pretty well so far. Just a few minor mishaps that have been inconvenient, but nothing that couldn’t be solved. Have you had a few unexpected things happen to you and it seemed like things weren’t going your way? You can get really frustrated or you can choose to make the best of it and move on so it doesn’t ruin your day. These are choices that you get to make.
I tell my clients that they get the choice of how they want to respond to difficult situations in their lives. They get to choose whether to address it, ignore it or find a way to make the best of the situation. Doing this empowers them to make the decision on how best to handle it instead of seeing it being done to them. They may even be able to find some positives out of situations that seem so frustrating.
Listen to the words you are using and what you are sharing with other people about your situation. How would you describe the way you talk about it? Are you focusing on the negative of the situation or doing your best to see something positive? Things happen every day and when they do we have a choice to make. What will your choice be? A choice that keeps you where you are or one that helps you move forward?
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