“Harmonious thoughts lead to happiness and abundance meanwhile negative thoughts lead to poverty and misery.” -The Master Key System
“I have been given eyes to see and a mind to think and now I know a great secret of
life for I perceive, at last, that all my problems, discouragements, and heartaches are, in truth, great opportunities in disguise. I will no longer be fooled by the garments they wear for mine eyes are open. I will look beyond the cloth and I will not be deceived.” -The Greatest Salesman that Ever Lived
Sometimes things go crappy. An expectation isn’t met or you aren’t happy about your hamburger at Chili’s. It’s not a good situation. When these things happen we have a choice in how we respond and react. Do we get angry and defensive “how dare you put mayonnaise on my hamburger it wasn’t listed on the menu!” Or do we approach it in a way the limits the negativity of an already negative situation “excuse me, there must have been some confusion. The menu didn’t reference any mayonnaise and I’d like to request this be re-made, please.”
This is not just about being polite it’s about maintaining your integrity to that which is “right” and not letting negativity cloud your filter on the world. Since we cannot change what has happened in the past we can only seek to alter the future. The way to do this is by properly diagnosing the issue and learning how to prevent it from reoccurring.
When something goes wrong, and we react in a negative manner, our mental vibrations shift and now the mental filters (we all have them it’s our point of view or perception) in which we are interpreting what is happening in the world around is being tinted and tainted by negative thoughts and emotions. If we start to “see red” everything starts looking “red”. Meanwhile, if we separate our emotions and feelings from the negative event we can objectively assess the situation and take ownership (we must be responsible for our own problems. Asking for help is OK but we can’t outsource them completely).
“Problems aren’t bad they are opportunities to make things work better, faster, cost less, become more cohesive, advance at a more rapid pace, growth, and advance synergy. “
If we react to a problem in a defensive manner by getting frustrated, angry, or fearful we risk losing our objectivity. Fear can be a big driver when there is a problem. The fear of getting in trouble can be significant. One must ask themself “if I cannot alter what has happened because of the problem how can help solve it and prevent it from reoccurring?” A mindset of this nature will always lead to advancement. It is a continuous improvement mindset that evaluates the problem or scenario objectively both identifying and solving the root cause of the problem and learning from it to prevent reoccurrence.
Our goal should be to create maximum synergy in each moment. To do this we must look at all negative “things” (situations, people, relationships, every-thing) like a scientist. If our immediate reaction is anger or frustration there are a limited number of physiological and behavioral responses (most of which end in conflict and negative outcomes). As a scientist you can look objectively at the problem or situation and work towards solving it and preventing reoccurrence.
Once we get past the emotional response “how could they” “Why would they” it becomes quite easy to diagnose and plan an appropriate response.
This continuous improvement cycle is “life”. By that I mean it is the essence of what life and creation are all about: things being the best version they can be through growth and evolution, to advance the survival of the corresponding thing(s). Because something exists it has an obligation to be the best it can be. As co-creators in the universe we have an obligation to help them.
The truth is every problem is a unique opportunity for improvement! It is literally that simple. When you realize that problems convert to opportunity (and often money and margin once fixed).I don’t shy away from problems. In fact I don’t even consider them a nuisance at all. Bring it on!