No event is so bad you cannot
make something good come out of it. Your challenge is to take
whatever happens and make it into something beautiful.
At the start of the first Gulf
War, each night we experienced the bombardment of Riyadh by scud
missiles. When the sun went down, we knew that within a few
hours, the air raid sirens would sound, and scud missiles would
start falling from the sky. Usually by ten p.m., we would go to
our safe room at least once because a scud launch had been
detected by satellite, and in about five minutes, the missile
would come down and explode somewhere in Riyadh. It was our own
version of Riyadh roulette.
We made two rooms in our house
into shelters. One was an “air tight” shelter to protect us if
there was an attack of nerve gas. The other was a smaller,
stronger shelter to protect from the explosion of missiles.
This nightly ritual was psychologically traumatic since no one
enjoys being the target of bombs dropping randomly out of the
sky. My family remembers the night the first scud missile came
into Riyadh. We felt the dull thud of the exploding missile,
the windows rattled, and we took our gas masks to our sealed
room to escape any nerve gas. This satisfies my definition of a
After ten nights of scud
missile attacks, we decided to turn this bad experience into
something good. We boarded a military aircraft which evacuated
us out of Riyadh to Torrejon, Spain and onward to the United
During our six-week vacation
from the war, we took the lemons of life and made lemonade. We
drove to Miami, Florida and went to the Miami boat show. While
we were at the boat show, we saw modern ocean cruising
catamarans. We took a demonstration sail on one of them, and we
instantly knew we had found the yacht on which we would sail
around the world. Eventually we bought one of the catamarans,
and several years later started a sailing voyage around the
No event in life is so bad that
you can’t make something good come out of it. We took a war and
converted it into a sailing voyage around the world. We took a
potential disaster and converted it into something beautiful.
People who live their dreams
are specialists at converting bad things into beautiful things.
One of your biggest challenges will be to take bad experiences
and make them into something better.
The first step in transforming
a bad experience into a beautiful one is the decision you make
about the meaning of the experience. You have the privilege of
deciding the meaning of everything that happens in your life.
Your attitude is what makes bad experiences bad; only a positive
attitude can make bad experiences into something beautiful.
When the Life Long Disoriented
encounter problems, they head for cover and hide until the
problem goes away. The result is they hide from the
opportunities of life. People who reach their dreams have a
different attitude toward problems. They convert problems into
opportunities. They know that every problem contains the seeds
of opportunity and that challenges are the launching pad for
You are paid to solve
problems. The more of them you solve, the more money you make,
and the faster you grow as a person. If you want to grow at the
most rapid rate, you should actively look for problems you can
solve. Find a need and fill it; find a problem and solve it.
You will finance your dreams with the problems you solve for
Zero Tolerance To
Negative Thinking : Good-by Depression - Hello Positive Mind
David J Abbott M.D.
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