There’s nearly always a downside and an upside to a given situation.
Surely, you know people who tend to lean one way or the other.
That person who always finds something to complain about.
Or that person who always finds something to celebrate.
Each one of them has chosen their own way to look at the world.
Which do you think is more satisfied with their life?
Which do you think is more fulfilled?
Which do you think is more happy?
Through what lens do you look at life?
Do you generally see things as going pretty well?
Or do you generally see things as going pretty poorly?
Often, it’s on us to make this distinction.
We can choose optimism or pessimism.
You could look for the positive.
You could look for the negative.
In most cases, you’ll find both.
It’s up to you which one to focus on.
It’s up to you which one shapes your perspective.
It’s up to you which one defines your worldview.
What you look for is what you’ll find.
This isn’t to say we should ignore the negative.
This isn’t to say we should only acknowledge the positive.
It’s only to say that what we do with any situation is on us.
Do we choose to dwell on how things aren’t what we want them to be?
Or do we choose to see what opportunities we have to make them what we want them to be?
That choice is ours.
To choose to live in the negative.
Or choose to find the positive, or at least to work toward it.
You are worthy of a most excellent life.
The role of perspective in creating that life is paramount.
You’ve got this.