Think of a setback as a lesson to grow from instead of a failure to endure. Ask what you can learn from difficult work outcomes or failures and use them as stepping-stones instead of roadblocks.
If you seek for it, there is a gain in every loss. The statement "I owe more in taxes this year than I ever have" is changed to "I earned more money this year than I ever have."
Make it a habit to focus on the good news wrapped around bad news.
By adopting a wide-angle perspective, you can see more alternatives than just doom and gloom.
Take small risks and apply micro-adjustments to your thinking in new situations instead of predicting negative outcomes before giving them a try.
After a big letdown, underscore your triumphs and high-five your “tallcomings” instead of bludgeoning yourself with your “shortcomings.”
You’ll feel more empowered to cope with life’s curve balls when you step away from the problem and brainstorm a wide range of possibilities.
Positivity spreads when positive influences are present, increasing the likelihood that possibilities will materialize.
Make micro-adjustments to your perspective and don’t let one bad experience rule your whole outlook.
Failure is not a personal or fatal outcome. Recognize disappointments as passing obstacles that you can go through.