By David Coy
Someone said that success in life comes not from holding a good hand but in playing a poor hand well. If by that they meant doing our best with what we have and at the same time seeking to better our circumstances as well as our mental attitude, then I agree. It has also been said, “Unless there is within us that which is above us, we shall soon yield to that which is about us.” – P.T. Forsyth
I am going to share some principles in how to survive loss. I do not know where they originated from so I do not take credit for origin only passing them along.
Start your day with positive self-talk: “This will be a good day.”
Turn your dilemmas into opportunities.
Think healthy thoughts: “Exercise is tuning and toning my muscles.”
Expect the best from others. (Give others benefit of doubt, also, Mat. 7:12)
Remember the law of low Expectation: What you expect you will likely receive.
Positive synonyms for self-expectation: optimism, commitment, enthusiasm and purpose
Your enthusiasm, (even if faked) generated by positive expectations, will energize (eventually) yourself and others.
See the world as a good place where bad things happen.
Find something redeemable to build upon in your loss and focus on that.
Avoid pessimists. Misery indeed loves company and negative thinking is poison.
Exercise your mind to create scenes of positive, pleasant emotions.
Remember to come to group to receive support.
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