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Changing the Conversation

When things go wrong in your life, it’s easy to let fear and doubt in and be a victim. I’ve done it. But being a victim means giving up all your power to control your attitude and your actions, which ultimately control your destiny. Last time, we talked about changing how we deal with fear. This week, we talk about changing the conversation when life hands you lemons.

Our tendency when life goes awry is to ask, “Why is this happening to me?” The very nature of the question gives away all our power. We are in the passenger seat, and someone else is driving. Instead ask, “What can I learn from this?” This question allows you to learn something from the situation and have an action plan for the future.

In this week’s video, I share with you two stories about job losses in the last eighteen months and how I was able to reframe the question to move forward in a positive way. I challenge you to think about something going wrong in your life and how you can use that situation to learn a valuable lesson and make positive changes in your life.

It is our destiny to be happy and fulfilled, but that path will inevitably include pain and loss. How we use that pain will determine whether or not we’re in control of our actions and our attitude and–ultimately–where our path leads.

NOTE: I reference this book in my updates: Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management for Ambitious Women by Kate Northrup. I highly recommend!!!

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