“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”
Often times all we think of during difficult situations is the stress that we endure in that moment. What really should be noticed, is that a difficult time is always offering value of some sort to your life. The goal is to be able to train your way of thinking to automatically go to this mindset when faced with a challenge.
Life is really all about perspective. How you are able to perceive the situations you go through, ultimately dictates your quality of life. If you were to take a difficult situation and think of the positive things that were actually to come from it, rather than dwelling on what you may be losing in that moment, I bet you could find a way to change your perception of the situation. Doesn’t this sound much better than being stuck in a negative thought process, with no way out? Once you are able to flip your way of thinking and to identify the positives that can come from this, you are then able to gain something from a difficult situation. Therefore, what once started as a stressful, difficult hardship becomes a valuable lesson that has helped you on your journey of life.
With that in mind, I advise you to try to start training your mind with little annoyances and work your way up; i.e. You miss the train– More time to think/read/prepare properly for your day, lose something– I’m sure it’s not the worst thing you could have lost, so that’s the universe warning you to stop being so forgetful before it gets worse! Something doesn’t go your way-look for the the things you can gain because of this…etc. Once you start thinking like this, you will become more conscious of all of your thoughts. This will provide you with a better mindset to filter out the negative ones.