wrapped presentI read an article recently about someone who is grateful for what anybody else would call ‘horrible’ and ‘devastating’. Their take on life is inspiring.

I’m sure you too have heard of people who have expressed their gratitude for accidents, illnesses or circumstances that the rest of us would deem terrible.

And I am sure you also know people whose circumstances drive them into a downward spiral.

The difference to me seems to be that some people learn to use their situation rather than endure it. They shift their thinking focus because ultimately, that is all we can ever change. And if we shift our thinking focus, other changes follow.

Are there any things in your life that you tolerate, suffer, or endure?

Unwrap these gifts to look for the insights, the messages, the silver linings that surely exist. It’s up to you what you do with them.

I’m not for a moment wishing anything less than a wonderful life for everybody, but life happens, and we can use it to our advantage, or endure it.

My best wishes, Paul


By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Expert on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of new book “Learning Transfer at Work: How to Ensure Training >> Performance
and bestsellers “Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle
and “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times
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