And it goes on like that forever.
There is a powerful lesson here for you.
Go back in your life. Has anything happened to you that, at the time it happened, you thought was a "bad thing"? But looking back at it today, you can clearly see that it was not so bad and, perhaps, was even a good thing?
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Most people can recall many such instances. So is it possible that what you are today about to label a bad thing could, at some point in the future, turn out to be a good thing?
If so, then why be in a hurry to label it bad?
Just asking yourself the question "Is there any possible way in which this could actually turn out to be good?" takes you to a realm of possibility. And if you take the next step and ask, "What can I do to make this happen?" you will find avenues opening up that you may never have conceived before.
This works in both your personal life and your professional life and is a great antidote for stress.
—By Srikumar Rao, a TED speaker and author of "Happiness at Work: Be Resilient, Motivated and Successful—No Matter What" and founder of The Rao Institute.
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