Tuesday, July 12, 2011

How You See Life

"When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters--one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity." John F. Kennedy
How we choose to view life is how life works for us. If we see good in people we will feel differently about life than people who see humanity as being flawed and dark.

I have a friend who sees herself as a victim and she expects to be victimized. She is super sensitive and hyper-vigilant and usually expects someone to take advantage of her, steal from her, cheat her, or hurt her.

I have another friend who expects to be treated with kindness, courtesy, and respect, and the thought that someone is out to get her does not cross her mind.

Can you guess the types of people and circumstances these women draw into their lives? I've noticed that they each get what they expect.

How do you view life and which lens do you use to filter your thoughts and expectations? Do you see crisis or do you see opportunity? It's worth taking a look at.

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