Ready for A Sweet Reward?
You’ve spend the past couple weeks laughing over spilled milk and fantasizing about your worse-case scenarios. By now, you may be feeling a bit stretched. Maybe a little rattled. Perspective work is hard work! Hang in there; it gets easier. I promise.
This week may offer a bit of relief. While this is still perspective work, complete with it’s own challenges, it’s also an uplifting exercise. This is where you take your power back. You may be knocked down but you refuse to stay down. You may be hurting but you will continue on. You may be exhausted but there is no stopping you.
The Sweet Stuff
Credo 3 Make lemonade. Go back to that daydream from last week about the worst possible outcome. Can the mature, graceful, humble you see ways to even benefit from this potentially negative situation? Sure, you’d rather not go through the negative situation but here you are, so how can you make it sweet again? This isn’t always possible but it sure is icing on the cake when you can see the benefits of a so-called disaster. At the very least, the lessons you’ve learned from this experience should taste pretty sweet.
I’ve taken to calling myself a Professional Lemonade Maker. I’ve had more than my fair share of challenges. However, I’m far too stubborn and rebellious to stay down. Life wants to throw tough times my way, I’m ready. For most of my life, I had a knack of seeing silver linings. I had too. Otherwise, all would be dark and hopeless. Eventually, I grew enough to move beyond simple silver linings to turn the negative into a positive and become a better and stronger person for it.
Case In Point
This business. Seriously tough experiences led me to creating this business. Because of my own life long abuse and neglect, I collected all the silver linings, added some sugar and Voila! A successful, thriving business working on my own terms, doing something I love and helping people! My teenage self is agog right now. Talk about living the American dream. My life is the perfect example of a dream come true, of resiliency, of silver linings, of the sweetest, richest lemonade you’ve ever tasted!