A great way to train your mind to see something good in everything is to ask this question, what’s right about this situation I’m not getting?1
Why Do You Have to Train Your Mind to Look for the Good in Every Situation?
We have limiting beliefs that shape our experiences. Even though, we think it’s the other way around.
For example, believing, “if it’s not one thing it’s another.”
With that belief, you have created a ceiling on your happiness.
What happens next?
Any time you get extra money, you’ll get an unexpected expense.
Then, you will be compelled to say, “if it’s not one thing it’s another.”
What’s going on?
You have reinforced a path in your brain. Maybe, you’ve learned that belief from people that surrounded you when you were growing up.
This false belief is a habit in you. Be aware, that you didn’t give it a second thought. It’s natural in you to say that. Moreover, you’ll pass it to the next generations among your family and friends.
That habitual thinking you’ve learned from your family, friends or at school has created a ceiling to all the good things you could be receiving.
How Can You Look for the Positive in Every Situation?
You have to claim that something is good to change a situation. If not, it will remain bad as usual.
Ask a simple question, what’s right about this situation I’m not getting?
It’s simple. That doesn’t mean it’s easy.
Changing your beliefs will change yourself and your surroundings. Sometimes, we’re used to the unhappiness because it’s familiar. Meanwhile, we’re afraid of the unknown even though that’s what we want.
The moment you begin to ask to see the good in every situation, the old belief will show up. That’s how the brain works.
You have made that belief a habit and that’s what you experience.
Claim that’s something good behind all that’s happening until you create a new path in your brain with the new belief.
We say so many things that we believe are innocuous and they’re not.
So next time you’ll get that extra money, you’ll put it to better use.
Here, D. (2013). Being You, Changing the World. Access Consciousness Publishing Company; 2nd Edition. ISBN 978-1939261021.1