Many people have a hard time seeing things from another perspective.
It’s also human nature to see the negative before we see the positive.
For those who see the positive first, congratulations!
If only it stopped there.
Most things in life have three sides: An upside (positive side), a downside (negative side), and the facts.
We can correlate this to the phrase “There are three sides to a story.” My side. Your side. The Truth.
Whether you start on the negative side or positive side of the spectrum, it would be wise to use the facts as a go-between.
There are many uncertainties in life. The goal is to accept things as they are at the moment.
Acceptance does not equate to weakness, conformity, or mediocrity. It is an opportunity to exercise critical thinking to identify the three sides of a situation and how to best address it.
We all have a choice of how we respond to events in our lives. For example, if someone pays you a compliment, you can choose whether to be flattered or offended. The individual’s intent introduces the third side of the scenario.