A few years ago someone opened their door into my car and made a dent about the size of a dime.
It drove me nuts.
Then one day I decided to see the dent an endearing dimple.
It hasn’t bothered me since.
Was that a strange perspective to adopt? Sure.
Was it effective though? 100%. I think it’s hilarious whenever I see the ‘dimple’ now.
The point: how you experience the world is determined in part by the stories you tell yourself about events have happened.
My silly car example aside, consider that an honest error can be seen as a a colossal failure to be ashamed about or as a great opportunity to learn.
A job with new responsibilities can be seen as a daunting ordeal or as an opportunity to learn and grow.
Part of getting the most joy out of your life, your career, and your relationships is recognizing that every situation has multiple perspectives and that, with training, can learn to adopt the perspectives that empower you to be resilient & to become the best possible version of yourself.