Seeing crisis or opportunity in
Or does a given obstacle pose an issue that
I know many matters look unmovable at first glance, but it kind of depends on your perspective, to be honest
Getting fired can look like a disaster. And it might be. But it also might open a door of possibility to something you never imagined.
And an unbearable coworker might make you want to look for a new job, but it might also give you an opportunity to practice your persuasion techniques.
You get the idea. Just keep it together.
Most issues arise when we let things that are outside of our control determine things that are inside our control.
Where one person sees a crisis, another can see opportunity. Where one is blinded by success, another sees reality with ruthless objectivity. Where one loses control of emotions, another can remain calm. Desperation, despair, fear, powerlessness—these reactions are functions of our perceptions. You must realize: Nothing makes us feel this way; we choose to give in to such feelings.
-Ryan Holiday, The Obstacle Is The Way