Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Staying Positive in Adverse Situations



Staying Positive in Adverse Situations

Millions of individuals are suffering from unjustified trauma, trial, troubles and heartache. Bad things happen to good people. In several occasions all of us would have come across situations where we feel enormously hassled, and situations where we become too emotional. At times, we are compelled to feel like reacting in a manner that we have never reacted before. While going through these kind of circumstances, it is difficult to keep a positive attitude, however, do not forget that we are usually judged by our reflections so staying positive is the effective way to react to an unfavorable circumstances. Since no two individual will respond alike to the same situation. How we react individually to these situations is what makes the difference. Like Viktor Frankl rightly pointed out, "everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way".
Given a problem, there are millions of ways to approach it. Usually when things go wrong, our natural inclination is to release frustration, aggravation, act in disappointment, despair, gloominess and then depression sets in. These types of negative reaction will only make the circumstances worse.
You can overcome an adverse situation by keeping up a positive attitude. Your attitude when confronted with an adverse situation is a choice. The good thing about choices is that we are born choosers. We are all choosers waiting to be chosen by our choices. We are not born winners or losers but we are born choosers and the choices we make create our world.
In order to stay positive in a negative situation, one must learn to control his or her response. If you take action out of emotion it can only worsen the situation. We should constantly seek to be the masters of our situations and not give them the room to have power over us. By looking at adverse situations as an occasion to learn and grow, a chance to get to know ourselves, who we are truly. We can achieve this by accentuating positive attitude through our actions, thoughts and words. Surely it's not about what happens to us but more about what we permit to happen in us and through us.
Maintaining a positive attitude is not easy and requires discipline on our part, but it can be attained. At first it can be a challenging process but eventually you will learn to control your reactions out of habit. When you can effectively apply it, you will be amazed at the results. It gives you an incredible feeling. Very few know and apply this principle.
In order to stay positive in a negative situation, one must learn to control his or her response. If you take action out of emotion it can only worsen the situation. We should constantly seek to be the masters of our situations and not give them the room to have power over us. By looking at adverse situations as an occasion to learn and grow, a chance to get to know ourselves, who we are truly.