Wednesday, 30 November 2016

How To Make The Best Out of Every Situation

how to make the best out of every situation


Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life has its ups and downs, twists and turns. It throws us into uncomfortable situations when we even doubt ourselves. Coming out on top is why I have written this article. Even if it’s a slight advantage, it is important we are at the preferable point. We all prefer when we are in our comfort zone, where there are no issues, we are relaxed and that’s when everything is termed fine. For instance, if we take a cue from the world chess championship ongoing presently in New York you notice how the players take time analyzing the situation on the board they think of their opponents next move, they make plans to outsmart their opponents. Such is life, plan against the next move.

“When you see a good move, look for a better one”—Emmanuel Lasker

The end justifies the means but the present is as important. Most successful people in the world make every situation count. They don’t see obstacles as setbacks rather they see them as challenges and they fight to overcome them.  Remember; accept there are things you can’t control and let go. See every situation as a way to boost your self confidence.

Take every action seriously, as there are repercussions for each.  Accept and love yourself and build your self confidence. Be venerable and connect deeper with everyone. Everyone is different and diverse and it imminent that you will come across people that will irritate you. Once you can get your emotions under control and in check, then you can overcome any temptation. If you carry grudges in your mind then it will be like a baggage in your head. But once you have a mentality that everything happens for a reason then you will find out that you are free.

Be sure that people also make life difficult but you have to make the best out of every situation, no matter how negative. No man is perfect except God and if we put this in mind, you will be able to tolerate others. Perfectionist always push themselves and have high expectations they see each situation as a competition with life being their rival. This is an advantage if you have this personality but there are disadvantages because they can easily be depressed if things don’t work out.

One of the things that can contribute in setting one up for disappointment is having high expectations. While having high expectations can be beneficial in many areas of life, it’s always good to make sure that these expectations are realistic. This is also a great discussion to have with kids so they can learn that making the best out of every situation will ultimately make them happy. Children are very sensitive and they pick up habits and if they’re wired to be less confident then it will be difficult for them to comport themselves when faced with similar situations later in life.

Half the time, a situation happens that directly influences us, hurts our feelings, makes us feel uncomfortable and lingers throughout our day, this is so because we let it happen. Let me use a typical work situation, the instance when your boss replies to you indifferently, be polite and professional, and let him know that you don’t appreciate being spoken to that way. Be bold but polite. Maintain your stance and principles. If your boss is someone of integrity and a great personality it will be easy for him to understand.

Calm responses go a long way to cool an already heated situation.  You can make the best out of every situation you find yourself by having a plan and a goal and means to achieve that goal. Even negative situations can end up being the take home lesson. We learn constantly through experience and practice so if a situation presents itself more than once we can take advantage of it since we already know the outcomes of certain decisions we take.