A recipe for turning lemons into lemonade.

A recipe for turning lemons into lemonade.

A recipe for turning lemons into lemonade.

A recipe for turning lemons into lemonade.

So life has dealt you a bad hand. What are you going to do? Succumb to it or find the solutions to your problems. You must be looking for solutions otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this post.

A recipe for turning lemons into lemonade.

The only thing you can control is how you respond to a bad hand in life.  You can allow it to drag you down into the dark rat hole. You can wallow in self pity. You can puke over everybody else. Or you can see it is an opportunity to grow and turn things around. Adversity is the greatest teacher of opportunity.

Step number one in our recipe for turning lemons into lemonade.

Recognise your adversity as an opportunity to grow. Don’t give up be buoyant in the knowledge that out of the ashes flourishes a whole new forest.

Step number two in our recipe for turning lemons into lemonade.

Show gratitude for what you have.  Focus on the good things in your life. This will allow you to emit positive emotions. Once you are living your life in the positive emotions you begin attracting positive things towards you. This is the beginning of turning lemons into lemonade. The story that comes to mind for me here is my wise mentors story. Michael Dlouhy’s friend was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He was not given long to live. Michael’s friend refused chemotherapy. He decided to attend the cancer clinic with his guitar. Instead of wallowing in self pity he played music for all the patients. This warmed the spirits of so many desolate people including his own. To cut a long story short Michael’s friend went on to live for another fifteen years without any treatment .

Step number three in our recipe of turning lemons into lemonade.

Craft a plan to make things better. Take stock of your situation and assess it for what it is. When you are down as far as you can possibly go the only thing left is to get back up again. How you do this is very important. Make sure you have learnt from the past. Don’t dwell on it but make sure you don’t repeat the same mistakes again. Usually you are down in the rat hole because life is teaching you a lesson. Make sure you learn what it is. This becomes the starting point of your plan to make things better.

 

Step number four  in our recipe of turning lemons into lemonade.

Reach out for help. You cant do it on your own. Once you reach out and ask for help you will be amazed at how much help you will actually get.

Stay tuned for more tips on how to turn lemons into lemonade.

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