Thursday, August 11, 2016

Frustrating Situational Lessons

Often times, people are put in frustrating situations and do not understand why they are in them. My experience has taught me that the purpose is to teach us valuable life lessons. For example, a college friend always had an issue he was dealing with in his life.

One day he was venting about financial issues, car problems, girlfriend problems, etc. Just abruptly, he asked how I avoided similar situations. I never knew the answer this question until years later:  positive outlook and execution. Instead of dwelling on the negative situation, I learned to focus on the opportunities presented and how to capitalize upon them.

My suggestion to anyone who is in a difficult or frustrating situation, please find opportunities to make the situation better. Or better yet, please find opportunities outside of the present negative situation. For example, if you are dealing with a difficult situation at the office whether it is with a person or position, ask yourself what YOU can do to achieve the desired results.

After thinking and strategizing on it, act on it. I know this sounds simple, but we all possess the power to improve our current situation. Sometimes it takes guts and faith to step out there to achieve your success. You may not have all of the answers at the present moment, but you can find them as you working through your growth process.

Ronnie O. Rice, Ph.D., J.D.

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