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Working through the problem requires you to first find what is working
Learning to find the good is often the last thing you look for. The overarching magnitude of the problem will often squelch out things that are happening well.
3 Ways to find the good through the bad
- Reflect on times when the bad isn’t happening. What does that look like, and what is happening in/or/around you?
- Who is a resource that can help you?
- What is the bad teaching you about what you really want?
Find your good
The good isn’t just going to walk up to you and tap you on the shoulder. It requires discovery on your part. Thinking critically about what you have is the best way to see yourself through the difficulties.
Ways to discover the good
- Reverse engineer- How is this working well for others?
- Take stock – How am I doing well here?
- What was working before?
- What are my preferred results?
- How did I get there before?
- What assistance do I need?
There is a good on the other side of the bad. It just requires some effort to begin identifying it, and maintain the confidence that the good is out there. Take some time and do some inventory of the good that might be around the corner from the bad.