Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Reverb10 - Lesson Learned

December 17 – Lesson Learned. What was the best thing you learned about yourself this past year? And how will you apply that lesson going forward? (Author: Tara Weaver)
The biggest thing I learned this year is that I can actually find something positive in changes when everyone around me only sees negatives.

Negativity has always been, for lack of a better word, my trademark. I'm not a negative person but for whatever reason I have always found the negative in most every situation. Maybe it's because I'm a pessimist or maybe it's generational. After all, my generation is billed as the first that will not have a higher standard of living than their parents.

But even with always seeing the negative in situations I've managed to keep a positive attitude (for the msot part) and even keep those around me laughing while shining a dark light on the negative. If you can't find humor in something, you might as well be dead, right?

But the past month, from a work standpoint, things have been a bit dark. Faced with an uncertain announcement -- coupled with plenty of lead time before confirming what exactly the announcement entailed -- things got grim. But I asked questions and with those answers actually managed to keep those around me somewhat positive. If you can't triumph over adversity, you stand no chance. Would you rather tackle something head on and try to overcome it or pre-emptively roll over before you've even been defeated?

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