New Year, Different Perspective

Another year has passed. I know I know, I’m a little late writing this. Actually a lot late. I’ve been staring at this topic in my drafts for almost 3 months and I figured I should probably finish what I started, even if it was just one sentence.

I’ve never really been one to make New Years resolutions. I’m not totally sure why. We as people seem to have the most universal list of resolutions. We all want to lose weight, eat better, drink less and just stop what ever bad habit we know that we should stop.

Even though our intentions are fine and good, most of us tend to abandon our resolutions around mid-February, if not sooner.

With that being said, what would happen if we tossed those stereotypical resolutions out the window and approached this year with a different perspective? What if we focused more on who we want to be rather than what we want to do?

Have you ever wondered why some people are continuously ‘lucky’? Everything seems to go right for them, they are rarely upset and have a constant smile on their face. So, you think their life is perfect; lacking problems or troubles.

I know plenty of people like that and I’m currently in the process of learning what makes them so happy. It almost seems unfair, that some people just get what they want in life – while others don’t.

But I thought that if they can do it, then so can I. So I found that the reason they are so ‘lucky’ is not that they have a perfect life and no problems – but the way they handle these and choose to experience life. It is no longer a secret that what you give out is what you get. And if you constantly swear and are unhappy, well, then you will often find yourself in unhappy situations. Yet, I have found that every single one of us has at least some control over their situations. And it all starts in reactions and mindset.

When facing a problem, there are two ways you can look at it – as a problem, or a challenge to find a solution to. Your perspective on it will change the way you handle it. If you then handle it in a positive, hopeful way, chances of resolving it are so much higher.

Now, imagine always having a positive attitude: you smile more, trust more, have more fun and see life as an opportunity, rather than a misery. This is how so called lucky people find themselves in favorable situations – some of these situations may be considered problems by someone else, however that person lacks the ‘problem’ perspective, and only sees the good in life.

When you find yourself in a bad situation, take a deep breath, focus on what’s going right, find a solution, smile more, laugh more, and lastly, trust life.

Some of them are easier done than others, but having a positive attitude towards life is extremely valuable.

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