We like to compartmentalize pretty much everything in our lives. Is it good or is it bad?
And although life is never as simple as black or white, we feel like we have more control of our world when we view it as such.
That person is bad. Oh, that lady is sweet. She’s so good.
But, even if we take that stance, we can be bamboozled as well. Why? Because as we all know, things aren’t always as they appear. That missed job opportunity that you thought you missed may have saved you from an overbearing and belittling boss in a toxic work environment. But, you looked at it as if you blew a great opportunity. It depends on the perspective we take.
That project that took you three times as long to complete that ruined your entire week provided you a six month learning curve. Did we think about that?
Let’s not jump to conclusions so quickly when judging moments in our day. Instead, maybe we can appreciate the process of experiencing the moment in front of us.
If we’re able to string enough of those together, we may have learned a few things in the process.
Right, smarty pants?