Positive Side of Hard Times

View your challenges differently. Think of them as opportunities. When you shift your paradigm and view tough times as opportunities to “practice” managing difficult situations, you learn, grow emotionally and become more resilient.

We all face trying times – some big, some small. Being a happier person is not about eliminating setbacks, but having the confidence and the ability to deal with them.

It’s not easy and it takes practice. Start today and the next time things don’t go the way you planned, say to yourself, “Here is another opportunity. How do I want to handle it?” You get to choose!

Write the word “opportunity” on a post-it note and place it where you will see it. It’s a great reminder and slowly, you’ll notice that you feel stronger and happier.