Which Would You Use—”Why Me” or “Lucky Me” ?

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A good friend of mine had an experience that reminded me of something really important. Since all of us have similar experiences (just without the guitar), I figured it could be a helpful reminder to you too.

So here it goes…

Watch the video to hear the short story.

The moral of the story is:

Things happen to us that seem like a disadvantage while they are happening. However, sometimes they turn out to be advantages for us.

Different ways challenges, or things that frustrate us, can turn out to be helpful:

  • We benefit from it in a very literal way. For example, my friend Jeremy (the guy in the story) created a lot of new fans because of the situation he dealt with.
  • We learn from them. We often become a better or stronger version of ourselves by going through the experience, no matter how difficult it was.
  • We can create new connections or deeper connections. Whether it be people we met during the experience who we wouldn’t have otherwise met OR if it’s people we relate to more deeply after the fact because we’ve been through similar experiences.
  • You could have a great story to tell. People love stories.

So remember, no matter what situation you are in, make the most of it. Because it will turn out to be a positive addition in your life… if you choose to benefit from it. I’m sure you’ve heard that life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.

One of my favorite quotes is…

“Things work out best for those of us who make the best of how things work out.”
-John Wooden

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I’d also love to hear your story. What is an experience you had that seemed bad in the moment but turned out to be good? Leave your comment below and I will respond.

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