Saturday, October 27, 2007

See the bright side of everything.

Most people always look at the sad part of life when on their day to day affairs. It happened even today. I was assisting another club member in our gym, when he was alone pressing his bench press. He was complaining the bench was uneven and the iron was dirty. I politely reminded him not to complain further, otherwise he would lose interest on the exercise. Since he was already here, might as well think of the benefits he gained. Everything has its good and try looking at the brighter view rather than locating the sad one. My few words changed his outlook and he regained his composure on the serious workout again.

On the way back to my office, I met another colleague whom I had not seen for quite sometimes. He greeted me, "How are you Robert?" Cheerfully I responded, "I am so happy and excited to meet you at this moment." His face was moody, "Not me! Is a horrible day! Everyone is rejecting me." For his sake I explained to him, "Whatever happened there must be a reason. Why don't you take today's rejections as a good learning lessons. Feel happy that someone out there were teaching and guiding you for tomorrow's success." That change his mood, "Humm! You are right. I will try to think that way. Thank you Robert."

Every situation or happening has its wonderful or sorrowful view. If we harp over the wrong part of it, most likely we will feel lousy and frustrated. On the hand, if we pick the ideal part of it, we definitely feel nice and excited. The choice is on us. Nonetheless most people have the negative mind to opt for bad than good. The strong minded will focus the bright side of everything.

William James said, "The greatest discovery of my generation is the man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind."

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