“To be thrown upon one’s own resources is to be cast into the very lap of fortune, for our faculties then undergo a development and display of which they were previously insusceptible.” —Mark Twain
You’ve probably heard the saying “count your blessings,” and it’s great to do so. But what I’ve come to see is that issue resolution and forward movement in your business and in your life comes from not only counting blessings, but from reframing issues into blessings.
The truth is, things don’t always go as planned, and often when a problem comes up we’re busy and moving too fast. We feel inconvenienced and upset at having to deal with it. We see difficult situations as negative things to be avoided.
But, you know what? Everything is truly for us, even the issues and problems that arise.
Here’s an example.
I’ve been reviewing my career. In many ways I’ve created things I’d never imagined, and in other ways I thought I’d be “further along” in certain areas. What I realized is that I’ve been holding this as an “issue.” Yet when I look back at my journey, everything makes sense, even the things that I viewed as challenging. Seeing the blessings in all creates the opening for new movement, new thought, and new ideas. I am exactly where I want to be.
The most amazing thing is we all have the power to shift how we see things, and this in turn shapes our reality. Here’s how reframing issues into blessings can shift your perspective and move you toward creating more of what you want.