Friday, 24 April 2015

If you stay alert, trouble will reveal opportunities

Annoyance and irritation are part of daily life. When we encounter unexpected difficulties, we often become emotional and raise our voice. When people oppose our plans, we question their intentions and express our discontent. However, the fact that those reactions are natural does not make them effective.

Anger and discontent can mark the steps to a better life more effectively than conformity. Those who accept disruption without resistance seldom come up with ideas to prevent further perturbation. In contrast, those who hate interruptions tend to be the ones who suggest protective measures.

Problems must be acknowledged before they can be solved

It is not a coincidence that most inventors and entrepreneurs are independent characters. Individuals who trust their own perception do not fear calling things by their names. Exacerbated diplomacy can undermine sincerity and inhibit personal initiative.

Everybody is able to complain, but too few individuals are motivated to analyse problems, study their causes, and figure out solutions. Successful living is a process of dealing with adversity and overcoming obstacles. If we stay alert and adopt an entrepreneurial attitude, trouble can reveal opportunities to improve our lives and careers, and increase our success and happiness.

For more information about rational living and personal development, I refer you to my book The 10 Principles of Rational Living


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