Honestly, when I’m going through trouble, optimism is the last thing on my mind. All I want to do is learn. I don’t sit around chanting that everything is going to be alright. However, if I’m able to find the lessons and learn them, then I’m convinced that all will be well.
Adversity is designed to shift our perspective. Junk food is great until the doctor announces that you’re ill, and then you start thinking carrots. Or, you get fired and then the entrepreneurship spirit kicks in. Trouble comes for a reason and I always want to know why.
Learning mode works best for me in trouble; I learn quickly. Adversity is university. You find yourself seated in the class of life…and boy! You better take notes. You’re supposed to get off trouble smarter than you got in. If that’s not the case, then what’s the point?