I’m the kind of person who always has a backup plan in case the main one doesn’t work. I always try to have options. As we know, life tends to go in different directions. That’s why is so important to keep an open mind with the ways we try to make our dreams come true. I’m also the kind of person that, if plan A didn’t work, I would be very disappointed. To the point of wanting to quit. Dragging ourselves down is an instinct sometimes. And that’s okay. But the anger and sadness should be quickly replaced by the lessons of the mistake. Once we look on the bright side, we can start trying to achieve our goals again.
Before going to New Jersey to study abroad I had many bumps in the road. At first, I was like ‘Okay, maybe the universe doesn’t want me to go’. But my mom kept saying that it was for a reason. I wasn’t sure at that point. But now that I look in retrospective all those bumps were, in fact, for a reason.
Quotes like “Rejection is God’s way of saying: wrong direction” or “When a door closes, another opens” are true. At some point at least. You have to know that is important to look on the bright side of any situation. Not only to keep being positive but to also improve your self-esteem.Rejection is God's way of saying: wrong direction. Click To Tweet
Why should you always look on the bright side?
Because; first, What’s the point of dragging yourself down more than necessary? Everyone deserves a pity party. But make it short. Yesterday, I read on one of my Pins that the grammatical errors were so bad that they couldn’t finish reading my post. Which was so true. It was really bad. And I was upset I didn’t send it to my boyfriend to fix it sooner. But before being upset I was shocked to read that. Then sad, because I put a lot of effort in writing in English; and apparently, that effort wasn’t enough. However, a few minutes after I told myself: ‘I wished she had told me directly to thank her! The last thing I want is people reading something horrible!’
The moral of the story: look at the bright side of every situation! Whichever you were hurt, or made a huge mistake. It doesn’t matter what happened. Breath and analyze to keep going. Either, to learn from that mistake or to come up with new ideas and bring solutions to the current problem.So much of our happiness depends on how we choose to look at the world Click To Tweet
What happens if you can’t look on the bright side?
That’s totally fine too because it can be really hard to do it by yourself. Especially if the problem is big. So find someone who can help you with that. For me, is my mom. No matter what the hurdle is. She manages to make me believe that everything will be fine. Even better: that I will be okay. And with her words, I can easily change perspectives and find new action plans.
Find that person and rely on them. Not only will it make you feel better, but it will also give you the strength to keep going. Life is a roller coaster, no point in getting stuck with the bad things that are happening in your life. Shed some tears, scream, or I don’t know… hit a pillow. But after releasing some frustration and sadness. Put yourself together again. You can make it! I believe in you!
What do you do when things don’t go as planned? Are you a positive person? Let me know in the comments!
PS: If you see grammatical errors. Don’t hesitate to let me know. I will appreciate it!