Modern people are constantly faced with a variety of difficulties and obstacles. They perceive these situations differently: it is common for some to be anxious and depressed, while others overcome challenges with ease and even excitement. One way or another of perception of reality, as a rule, accompanies a person throughout life. However, in my opinion, people can change their attitude to difficult situations. This requires long-term and purposeful work on oneself and one’s mental apparatus.
Undoubtedly, many situations or time periods can be perceived as traumatic. For instance, these include financial hardship, breaking up a relationship, or losing a job. When faced with such situations, it is necessary to collect all the vitality and direct them in the right direction. Undoubtedly, the simplest model of behavior would be self-flagellation or self-pity. However, people may perceive each of these challenges differently. For example, the loss of something old makes it possible to get something new, often even better. Prolonged periods of financial or career failure help people realize that they can learn something useful. In other words, by finding even the slightest advantages and opportunities in any situation, people can realize them and positively influence the outcome.
Even an experience far in the past can have negative consequences for people, affecting real daily life. Therefore, it is necessary to learn to perceive any events differently, including rethinking what has already happened. All the experience people have gained allows them to draw useful conclusions (Floyd 56). They understand how to act or not to act in a particular situation. This gives them new behaviors and life principles that make them more prepared for challenges and self-confident. It contributes to the development of resilience, which is a beneficial skill for anyone.
Floyd, Josh. Resilience: How to Turn Adversity into Strength. Summersdale Publishers LTD – ROW, 2019.