I was attending a morning business forum recently and was curious by the language one of the participants used. He noted he was a Victim of Katrina, but that it had brought him to Atlanta where he had created a successful new business opportunity. So in fact, how was he a victim? Please don’t misunderstand, I don’t wish a national disaster on anyone, but in order to be a true victim we need to accept that mantel of belief and lack of action. Instead he turned this into an opportunity and went from a Victim to an Opportunist. How great it is to be able to turn a situation seemingly out of our control into one of possibility and success rather than wallow in the disaster.
We all have this ability. We can each decide whether to be a Victim or an Opportunist. Whenever we are faced with a bad situation, a wronged relationship, a business failure, and even ill health, we can look beyond at the lessons we must learn and how to move forward with greater wisdom. All in this life is based on our perception and our processing of it. Will you process it as a setback or as a stepping stone. Are you faced with insurmountable obstacles or solutions waiting to happen? It may be merely a game of words, but by using the best words and making the positive choice you will change your beliefs, your outlook and your outcome.
What you reinforce in yourself and in your life becomes real. Take a close look and make sure it is what you truly want and not simply what you are conditioned to expect. Often our conditioning leaves us with substandard expectations. We are each capable of great accomplishments with the very talents and skills we are born with, few of us believe it.