Instead of letting things happen to you.....

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be proactive and happen to things.

I read a statement to that effect in a self-help book and thought that it applied especially to me. I know, for example, that in a few months, money will be tight because my pay will be extremely low for two months in a row, December and January.

However, instead of worrying about money being so tight during those months, I'm writing articles for publication and am drawing up a nonfiction book outline. In that respect, I'm "happening" to things. I'm also squeezing more work now than waiting for the other shoe to drop.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruth P
    Originally Posted by webwriter View Post

    However, instead of worrying about money being so tight during those months, I'm writing articles for publication and am drawing up a nonfiction book outline. In that respect, I'm "happening" to things. I'm also squeezing more work now than waiting for the other shoe to drop.
    This is absolutely the best way to look at things. As long as you've got enough money to live on, use those two months as an opportunity rather than something bad. I had a similar situation - I was unemployed for months looking for a job when there didn't seem to be any anywhere and I started to use that time to really pursue my passions (rather than sitting around doing nothing all day). It was then that I found internet marketing and I never looked back
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Good advice webwriter.

    We are in control at all times, not in control circumstances but how we think about them. That's why some people see what many view as tragic or debilitating as a wonderful opportunity. It all comes down to how quickly you can see the opportunity in things, because that's all life is: one opportunity continually folding after another.

    Like you Ruth I had the same deal with unemployment. I happened to kick around for a while but eventually did a little research about some online opportunities, became consumed with it and voila, here I am today.

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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Kerr
    We are powerless if we perceive the world to be affecting us. We are powerful if we perceive everything around us to be the result of the inner.
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    • Profile picture of the author webwriter
      You are all so right!

      I always believed (and still do) that there is also a reason for everything that happens and we benefit when we take advantage of the lessons that are inherent in those things. At the same time, we are building up our resilience to negative events. For example, getting fired doesn't mean that it's the end of the world. There is a hidden benefit and it is up to you to find it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
        Thank you, Webwriter. To be reminded of that truth is exactly what I needed to hear today.
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        "Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity."―Joseph Sugarman
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      • Profile picture of the author tj0575
        Originally Posted by webwriter View Post

        You are all so right!

        I always believed (and still do) that there is also a reason for everything that happens and we benefit when we take advantage of the lessons that are inherent in those things. At the same time, we are building up our resilience to negative events. For example, getting fired doesn't mean that it's the end of the world. There is a hidden benefit and it is up to you to find it.

        So very true!!
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      • Profile picture of the author tomster
        Originally Posted by webwriter View Post

        You are all so right!

        I always believed (and still do) that there is also a reason for everything that happens and we benefit when we take advantage of the lessons that are inherent in those things. At the same time, we are building up our resilience to negative events. For example, getting fired doesn't mean that it's the end of the world. There is a hidden benefit and it is up to you to find it.

        I can agree on this....sometimes when you look back to things, you "run" into some triggers, crossroads that seems unreal and how they happen is just unbelivable...and if you didnt took them on that time, you would probbaly end up somewhere completly different..

        It's fun trip this life
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        • Profile picture of the author simtex
          This is absolutely the best way to look at things. As long as you've got enough money to live on, use those two months as an opportunity rather than something bad. I had a similar situation - I was unemployed for months looking for a job when there didn't seem to be any anywhere and I started to use that time to really pursue my passions (rather than sitting around doing nothing all day). It was then that I found internet marketing and I never looked back
          Similar thing happen to me thank God I never looked back
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  • Profile picture of the author VenusCow
    In my experience gratitude is the key and fearing the worst, stupid, because the worst never actually happens.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikey22
    Being proactive is a trait which is common in almost every successful person, dont wait for things to happen, make them happen yourself
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  • Profile picture of the author King Shiloh
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    Allowing things to happen to you means that you have resigned to FATE. And fate hates your face. If you allow fate to take its course, you will not be fine at all because it's against you.
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  • Profile picture of the author ltodd1947
    I agree on this one definitely. If we wait for something to come to us; we will be waiting until dooms day. Taking action is a must and we can't succeed without actions. We must make things happen.
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  • Profile picture of the author PeterDunin
    You sound like your a productive person,I can't see money being too much of an issue for you in the coming months if you stay motivated!Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author helenaldin
    I'm with Peter! Great thread!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dap
    Good advice webwriter.
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