How and why to stop jumping to quick conclusions…
We live in a world of a million interpretations.
We must resist staying stuck on just one.
And especially, we must resist staying stuck on the most negative interpretation.
This applies to the smallest of things (someone not answering an email) to the largest of things (a break up).
Often you’ll discover things have happened for “a greater good” (aka: You are meant to meet someone new – and better. The break up was a trade up! :)).
Ormaybe you discover there’s a completely different interpretation than the painful one you imagined. (aka: The email you sent someone got caught in their overly protective pesky spam box – or they were on vacation! ).
If right now you’re interpreting something in a negative way, take another look.
See if you can see some of the other 999,999,999 interpretations for what happened!
Take some time to answer the following:
“What else can this mean?”
“What’s a positive gain in my pain?”
“How might things be for the greater good over time?
“What’s a blind spot in this I might not be seeing?”
Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.