Times of crisis are often no fun. Difficult times and situations in life are unavoidable. It is part of the deal, part of being human and provides perspective. How can we perceive positive things if we don’t have the contrast of so-called negative things? It’s similar to emotions in the sense that for one to feel joy, one must also have felt sadness. The range of emotions, situations and circumstances is what adds color to our lives and bandwidth to the human experience. We want to expand your range of possibilities so that you can EXPERIENCE LIFE and not just live the concept of life. But what do you do when things get hard? There are many sayings that we like to say in crisis or difficult of situations. Sayings help to make us smile, help to build courage and sometimes help to inspire us. “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” “Keep on keeping on.” “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

“Keep On Keepin’ On”

What we make out of the crisis is the deciding factor. It shows what you are made of and how you can handle pressure. It also shows how optimistic or pessimistic you are. Keep an open mind and look for the opportunity out there. Opportunity is everywhere. Challenge yourself to look at the situation as a necessary event in the greater chain of events of your life. If this didn’t happen, then that other thing may not have happened. You might not have met this other person. Or, you may not have had the chance to get some work done on your project. Thomas Edison who once said something like how he didn’t fail 10,000 times, he just found 10,000 ways that do not work.

In times of crisis, there is always a gift amongst the chaos. It takes a different perspective, which requires a higher energy state, to discover what’s positive. Successful people know that asking better questions produces better answers. We can take this “life hack” to help us produce better results for us, our businesses, our lives and our families. This is something that I also have to personally work on. Having high enough available energy to ask better questions, searching for opportunity amongst crisis, chaos and problems, is a practice that everyone can benefit from.

Action Step:

Think about what seemingly unfavorable event in your life lead to greater opportunity? How have some “set-backs” actually propelled you forwards in the long run?

Joy-fully Yours,

Linda