No longer were their eggs
all in one “cotton basket.” They started raising hogs, peanuts
and other cash crops, and the entire area was better off for it.
think it is to those southern farmers’ great credit that they
were able to see this “adversity” for what it really was—a
great blessing. Too often, we see difficult times as something to
avoid—something only to endure. We usually don’t see the
benefit until much later—if at all.
we look back at the things in our lives that were the most trying,
the most painful and frustrating, we have to admit that there was
value in it (if you can’t see this, you probably aren’t seeing
it from a distant enough perspective).
lives are far more enjoyable (certainly more instructional) if we
view each thing that happens to us as just that—a happening.
Remember, it’s not what happens to
us, but our response to
what happens to us that makes the difference in the quality of our
lives. I believe that everything that happens can be a lesson.
time things don’t seem to be going the way you want, ask
yourself what the positive
aspect is. What’s the benefit in the adversity? You’ll have
greater enjoyment and learn more in the process.
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Copyright Michael Angier & Success Networks International.
Michael Angier is the founder and president of Success Networks.
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