2 Simple Strategies For Handling Life’s CurveballsAug 11, 2021
Life is full of ups and downs and sometimes has a few sideways thrown in there too. Oh, the curveballs of life. When things go wrong or don’t go as planned, or when something happens to throw us off balance, we tend to start doubting ourselves as it can be tough to deal with. After all, unmet expectations are the #1 cause of depression. Of course, we all want things to go well and end up as ‘winners.’ But life will always throw challenges at us, and we can’t control everything. Nor should we try. It’s not what happens to you but what you do with what happens to you that makes the difference. Here are two easy ways that you can always come out on top.
1. Focus on Your Strengths
We are walking contradictions – sorry to break it to you. Sometimes we are happy; sometimes we are sad, sometimes hopeful, sometimes pessimistic; sometimes childish and sometimes mature. We also have a whole load of strengths and weaknesses that affect what we do and how we do it, but we tend to put more focus on our weaknesses and not our strengths.
A strength is something that you do consistently well – it’s something you’re just able to do, you’re hard-wired to do it well, and you get an inherent satisfaction from doing it. It could be tackling and solving complex problems, empathizing with people, having a lively imagination, or making the perfect omelets.
Focusing on what you do well rather than what you’re not so good at makes all kinds of sense. When you look at what you’re not good at, you feel bad about yourself and your ability, but when you focus on and play to your strengths, you’re guaranteed to get results and can even eliminate any adverse effect your weaknesses might have.
2. Set Things Up Ahead Of Time
Sure, there will be times when you can just hard charge into something, do brilliantly at it, and get the result you were hoping for, but other times you might blunder forwards, wing it, and not get the result you wanted. So whatever challenges or opportunities you’re facing, you’ll stand a much better chance of getting a great result if you set things up to succeed ahead of time.
What exactly do you want to happen?
What solution, outcome, or result would be great?
Get really clear on the outcome you want from what’s facing you and how it would feel to get the result you’re looking for.
Then start breaking it down – what can you do to set things up so that your desired outcome happens?
What needs to be put in place (think resources, system, or processes)?
What will help to make what you want to happen, happen?
And to ensure the best outcome, what are you willing to do? What are the steps, and equally important, what are you ready to sacrifice?
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