Are you in a bad situation now? Have you experienced a bad situation?
Here is a guest posting from Patrick Greene, I am looking forward that the 4 simple steps can help you turn a bad situation into a good one.
4 Simple Steps to Turn a Bad Situation into a Good One
by Patrick Greene
Bad situations can really get us off track. At one minute you feel like you own the world, and the next thing you know you’re already wishing you never took that one risk. That’s how much impact a bad situation can have in our lives.
Life is filled with good and bad situations, but we only notice the bad ones. That’s because bad situations have more effect on us. We begin to doubt ourselves and our abilities. We become frustrated. We then start to wonder if it’s even going to be worth it, as opposed to being in a good situation, where we feel that nothing can go wrong.
When we’re in a good situation there’s really nothing to worry about, but when it comes to bad situations we feel like we just got hit by a ton of bricks.
Sure, bad situations are normal. We can’t really avoid them. No matter what we do, no matter how careful we are, our decisions could still lead to bad situations. Most people tend to be cautious with their choices as to prevent bad situations, but it’s just inevitable, and whenever they are again faced with a negative situation, they’ll feel worse than ever before. Having to anticipate everything that can happen in your life is exhausting, more so if after all your efforts you realize that the end product was the same. It didn’t make a difference that you had to go through all that trouble. Well, if that’s the case then how can we ever hope to accomplish our goals? I mean, surely we’ll just be blocked by another bad situation, forcing us to go back to square one once again.
Well, the secret isn’t really how to prevent it. Rather, it’s how you handle it that’ll do the trick: you have to learn how to turn a bad situation upside down, turn a bad situation into a good one. Here are some tips on how to do that:
Tip No. 1: Learn how to gain control
When things don’t work out the way we want them to, we often lose control of ourselves: our logical thinking, our emotions, our routine, and so on. We put too much emphasis on our failures that we start to lose control, and just when things really start to go out of hand, we blame bad luck for how everything turned out, when in reality the event was just the result of lack of control.
Bad situations are caused by external forces, but it’s not like we can do anything about it. We can’t control bad situations, but we can control how we react to it. So, my point here is no matter how horrible a situation may seem we should still stay focused on our previous plan, our course of action. We shouldn’t let bad situations rattle us to the point of giving up. We become emotional when facing with negative situations, but we can’t just let our emotions maneuver our lives. It’s our mind and logical thinking that should be leading our lives. Doing that, we can stay on top of our goals.
Tip No.2 Learn from bad situations
A bad situation is only as bad as you want it to be. Actually, there is no good or bad situation. A situation is a situation. It only becomes good or bad when we say it is. Sure, we can tell from a mile away whether a situation is bad or not, but it all depends on how we look at things.
There are two ways to look at a bad situation: (1) looking at the fact that nothing is going right, and that you’re going to have to choose between being a failure or starting all over again (2) or looking at it as a learning experience, which you can use later on for the advancement of your business.
Tip No.3 Having a positive attitude
If you have the right attitude, then nothing can go wrong. Even if you were faced with all the block roads in the world, you’ll still manage to get yourself back up. That’s because you’ll be more focused on how to surpass the challenges rather than dwelling on the thought of the misfortune.
When you have a positive attitude, you see the solution to every problem. Instead of feeling bad for yourself, you seek ways on how to win over the situation.
Tip No 4. Let things happen
This wasn’t what you were expecting to hear. I bet you were thinking of something more systematic than this, but I’m really just laying out the truth for you: there are things that we can’t control.
Okay, so this is the exact opposite of what I was trying to tell you in the first item, but really we can control ourselves as much as we want, but there is no way we can control our surroundings. The only things we can control are ourselves, but there’s really nothing we can do about the external forces. What do you do with things you can’t control? Will you just cry about it? Nothing, you do nothing. Just let it happen. There’s not much you can do about it anyway. You’ll just stress yourself out thinking about it.
Sometimes, things aren’t as bad as we think they are. It just so happens that we’re used to getting what we want quickly. So, instead of letting it add to your frustrations, you’d be much better off to let things unfold and see how it all plays out. Most of the time people fail because they panic as if panicking will ever make a difference in one’s life. Trust me. It’ll only make things worse. So, just let it be.
So, how does one turn a bad situation a good one?
Gain complete control of yourself; learn from your situation, have a positive attitude, and most importantly, you had to accept the fact that there are things that you can’t control. That’s pretty much everything you can do. This is not a reassurance that you’re going to get the ending that you always wanted. Even so, this is a win-win situation. Why? As long as you have the right attitude you can always turn a bad situation to a better one. So, what if the ending wasn’t quite what you expected? Well, you can always start a new chapter, but this time you’re equipped with new knowledge and learnings that will guarantee you that you’re going to get a good ending. What’s important is that your mind and heart are in the right place.
Patrick works as a contributor at essaytwist.com. He is a former editor of a small town newspaper publishing. He is an avid fan of social media, and runs his own page for writing enthusiasts for his college. With the rising clamor for healthy living, Patrick immersed himself with water sports.
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