- Perception – how you see things, terrible, not fair, impossible. What’s the story you tell yourself about thing or condition. ‘It is what it is’ -or- ‘it is what it isn’t.’
- Action – Respond to it creatively, with innovation, using the tools, resources, resourcefulness, using what you have to your full potential. (things, conditions that are within our control)
- Will – Things, conditions that are NOT within our control. Death, people may harm or hurt you. Understanding the big picture, what our purpose may be, faith that something good will come out of what’s happening to us, even if it doesn’t seem to be going our way at the moment, often things work out better in the Lord’s time and plans.
Looking for the good in people, things, even if something seems tragic. Embrace the trials & tribulations, it can always be worse. Don’t cry over spilled milk or your house burning down, cause it’s not going to help, unless you can cry like a fire hose, ha ha. Tomorrow’s a new day, you can get back to work & do something, take action on it.
“The obstacle is the path.” “The things which hurt instruct.”
“How do we take advantage of the situation?” “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
All External Events:
- Objective judgement (Perception)
- Unselfish action (Action)
- Willing acceptance (Will)
…All you need to turn what’s in the way, into ‘The Way.”
Many of the GREATS that have come before us “Used it as an opportunity.”
…Good attitude to live by.
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