I personally know how tough life can feel at times. I also know that if you put in the effort to expand your perspective, you can always see a glimmer of something good even in bad situations.
There’s always a lesson to be learned – and strength to be earned.
I am always reminding my coaching clients to seek out a little bit of happiness in all of life’s crappiness. I purposefully say it in a funny way – to loosen up people’s tight grip on their commitment to negativity. But I am a big believer in taking time to search for the gain in one’s pain.
“We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.” ―
Below are 10 reminders for how to make sure you can see the good in bad situations – a kind of quick crash course in optimism.
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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.