The powers




Every cloud has a silver lining

“My plans are ruined!” “What am I going to do now?” “Why did this have to happen?” These are our immediate reactions to every setbacks in our life. Its natural but disappointment should wear off immediately because you have a choice to make. Do not wallow in misery and dwell on the negative aspect of the situation but find the benefit or lesson that the problem at hand is offering.

Yes,you will probably face a period of uncertainty or struggle but there is always a flip side to the difficulty. A problem may not be a problem but an opportunity. A certain problem may come your way to show you an adjustment or change you can make to improve a certain condition in your life. Without the said problem,you would never have acknowledged the positive action.

Let see,a certain person has been fired from his or her job. This certain person goes on to start his or her business. The business becomes very successful and probably he or she is making more than what he or she used to make before. If we ask the said person ,he or she will testify that without been laid off,the business would never have been started. What started as an adversity ended up as a golden opportunity.

Be like an entrepreneur who sees opportunities everywhere he looks not like people who sees only problems everywhere they look.

Life isn’t perfect but we all have a chance,an opportunity or a right to embrace each new day to do many things. We can decide to make it a great day or we can simply squander it with pettiness,old grudges or dwelling on previous mistakes.

A lot of times,you see a situation that causes you the real problem. However,if you turn it around and see the problem as a challenge,you will also see that there is an opportunity right before your eyes. If you call it an opportunity instead of buckling under the loud of the word crisis tragedy or a disaster then you can start taking advantage of what has happened.

Effective people are not problems minded, they are opportunity skinned. They feed opportunities and starve problems. Be like entrepreneurs who is always on the lookout for problems that can be turned into opportunities and finds creative ways to leverage limited resources to reach there goals.

Do not get in the way by limiting the level of fulfilment,abundance and prosperity readily available to you through dispempowering thought and the company of emotions that go with them.

Remember,things that hurt, instruct.


It wouldn’t be too much for you to expect things to go your way for once right? Well,there is a way that would make success to come to you easily and its does not come with strings attached to it. You will or not be surprised to know that its within yourself. Yeah,its completely free because its withing you and its attitude.

Hung Downs stated that a happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances but rather a person with certain set of attitudes. This means that you and you alone control your attitude.It influences your individual choice of action and response to challenges,incentives and success. Its the sum of all your thoughts and feelings towards any issue. The way you perceive the things that happen to you,the way you react to life’s hurdles and setbacks and how you cope when curve balls are thrown your way are the major determinant that differentiate successful outcomes from failure all in the name of your attitude.

Positive attitude helps you to accept constructive criticism because there is always ways you can improve if you are open to progress. Positive attitude will help you to embrace the challenges because no one wants to sit idle for too long anyway. It will make you feel strong and act in an adaptive way to any given situation.

The most successful people always thinks about what they want and how to get it most of the time. In this, developing a positive attitude that changes their entire life. When you think about what you want,you feel great and in control of your life. Personally I can testify to this because thinking about how I want to succeed in life or to achieve my goals makes me feel stronger,alive and powerful even though I have not archieved them yet.

If you develop a positive attitude you will have secured your ticket to success in advance. Think,act and talk with enthusiasm and you will attract positive result. Start thinking of yourself as successful because success is the state of mind.

Think of your attitude as the mental filter through which you experience the world. See the world through the filter of optisim,that is the glass being half full rather the glass being half empty. Think of I can instead if I can’t. Do not dwell on problems, instead concentrate on solutions. See good in others instead of finding faults in others. Focus on your blessings instead of your limitations.

When the child is learning how to walk and falls down 50 times,they never think to themselves,”this isn’t for me” he or she keeps going for weeks and weeks with a positive attitude until he gets it right. Keep that childish drive. Focus and keep trying no matter what,with a state mind that you are going to get it right.

Don’t let criticism, rejection, doubt, ridiculous and humiliation get into you are lose your focus.


While celebrating success we should also highlight the epic journey towards success that are filled with trials,tribulations,upsets,setbacks and failures. Its not as glamorous to talk about those things but its important. Failure as much as its hurt is an important part of our life. Most successful people in our life have failed most of the time.

“I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. 26 times,I have been trusted to take the winning shot and missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”

_ Michael Jordan

In order to grow,you need to fail,it is life’s ultimate lesson. Failing will happen ,no matter how hard you try to avoid it so you might as well have a ‘no fear’ attitude towards it. This should not mean you should expect to fail,but when it happens accept it.

Failure has value. Through failure you will get to know yourself better and you will learn from your mistakes. Failure makes us rethink,reconsider and find new ways and strategies to achieve your goals.

When you think about failure,you should not think in a negative light. Yes its painful and causes emotional turmoil and upsets. It inflicts agonizing pangs of guilt ,regrets and remorse. It may even cut deep like a razor slicing its way to your inner core,yet its necessary. The key to success is in how you handle failure. Handling failure does not come Naturally to some people. It an acquired skill. Some of our emotions tell us to sulk and avoid any situation in future that are likely to put us in the line to feel the pain of failure and its where we go astray.

So many times in our life our fear of falling keeps us from beginning. We have to ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’. Start with one small thing,make it something you know you will succeed at….,build your confidence and momentum and keep going. I say this because,the regret of never having tried can hurt worse than trying and failing.

Bear in mind that,the many times you fail are many steps to your success.

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