On occasion, you may find yourself in a scenario where – all things considered – it seems no good is able to come from it. Whether an obstacle is preventing you from accomplishing a goal, or you feel that a group consultation would be of no help, the most effective thing to do in this situation is to disregard all of your prior considerations and just act. Don’t concern yourself with the ‘if’ and instead concern yourself with the ‘how’. You can make the most out of a difficult situation.
Simply by acting, you are committing yourself towards overcoming the difficult situation that you find yourself in, and you are shifting your focus away from the ‘ifs’ that can weigh you down. The goal here is to rise above the challenges you are facing, and to determine how to successfully overcome them. More often than not, this takes perseverance, dedication, and self-discipline – three qualities that also contribute to a successful and balanced life.
In some scenarios, your initial considerations regarding the scenario’s outcome or apparent obstacles may actually be incorrect. For this reason, it is important to withhold your judgements and considerations until the end result is closer in sight, or to withhold judgement altogether. This helps to prevent you from getting discouraged over expected complications, or from overestimating the limitations of an obstacle you are facing.
Positive People Make the Most Out of a Difficult Situation
It is also important to remain positive in the face of adversity. With positivity comes the desire for improvement, and the desire to rise above the problems you face. In fact, truly positive people embrace having a challenge to overcome, and welcome the opportunity to improve him or herself and gain experience. This provides them with the advantage of clear-headed thinking, free from irrational or negative thoughts that are an unnecessary weight.
A positive person also avoids the outward focus involved with pointing fingers or laying blame, and instead shifts their focus inward to how they can personally contribute to the completion of the task. By getting caught up in the ‘ifs’ that naturally come along with a difficult scenario, (that is to say, the wild speculation that can happen regarding the obstacles you face and the outcomes you predict), you are debasing the effectiveness of your positivity, and its ability to help you persevere and overcome the challenges with which you face. By concerning yourself with only the ‘how’, you are directly confronting your difficult situation, and are naturally taking the path towards positivity by avoiding the negative ‘ifs’. This allows you to more effectively determine how the problem could be solved – pushing you to begin acting immediately. It also helps you avoid spending time and motivation worrying about what could happen if something were to go wrong.
About Roy Murad (edited from https://roymurad.ca/)
Roy Murad is a father, husband, business advisor, investor, consummate entrepreneur, and advocate for new business ventures. Over the course of 35 years, Roy Murad has amassed a wealth of experience from building businesses, guiding companies, and identifying strong investment opportunities – all while nurturing a thriving family. Now, he looks to share his valuable experience with everyone who desires to live a balanced and successful life.
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