The other night my daughter was glued to the TV watching the weather forecast and praying for a snow day. I said to her, “Amy, you really want there to be a snow day so you don’t have to go to school tomorrow, don’t you?” She said “Mom, there’s not a kid that wouldn’t want a snow day!” I wonder when you go from being excited for a snow day to thinking a lot of snow is just a pain.
What a perfect example of how people can look at the same situation and have a totally different viewpoint on it. It’s all about how you look at it.
What are ways that you can look at your financial situation from a different viewpoint? Is there something difficult (maybe a job loss or reduced income, for example) that you can look at differently from the way you currently view it? What would it feel like to move from “It’s so scary” to “It’s so exciting”? You can start by asking yourself what is good in the current situation. What are the possible viewpoints anyone could have?
If you were able to fast-forward 5 years from now, imagine what the best possible result might be. How might your life be different in wonderful ways?
When we are worried that our car might get stuck in the snow, we miss the opportunity to build a snowman.