Posted: June 05, 2017
It’s common in life to have some problems or challenges. Sometimes injuries occur, car breaks down, finances are tight, etc.
Many people start crying the blues and telling everyone that will listen (whether they want to or not) about their troubles.
I don’t know about you but when I see someone like that coming toward me I start looking for the closest exit!
In his book Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink, a former Navy Seal, would tell his subordinates “good” when they came to him with a problem. Initially they would look at him like he is crazy, but then he would explain.
When you say “GOOD”, you are putting yourself in a positive state versus a negative one. But more than just that, you are now going to view the situation differently.
Now you can get creative and find a solution. You can get resourceful and find a new way.
Anthony Robbins says, “It’s never a matter of your resources, it’s always a matter of your resourcefulness.”
Now you have the chance to go back and figure out what went wrong and learn from it so it never happens again. The past can be a great teacher. It can teach you what to do again in the future, and in some cases, it can teach you what never to do again.
The question is, do you stop for a moment to look back and see what you have learned?
A problem or challenging situation may simply give you the chance to get mentally tougher and accept defeat. And when you do that, you realize it’s never just a loss, it’s always a lesson.
None of us can control what is going to happen, although it would be nice. But we have complete control over how we respond to what happens. When we respond with the right attitude, we can make the best of it, and move on.
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