Good or Bad is Just Perception

“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” - William Shakespeare

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It’s too easy to frame things that happen as good or bad.  Try to frame things simply as events and accept that you can choose to perceive them however you want.  

  • We know that physically we can’t get stronger or gain more endurance without pushing ourselves to failure then allowing ourselves time to rest and grow.
  • We know that most great successes are born out of failure.  
  • We know that the process of troubleshooting something usually requires several failed attempts.
  • We know that the process of building something new requires experimentation and failure.
  • We know that the first attempts at a process improvement will likely fail.
  • We know that it is a lot more enjoyable and productive to go through life with a positive attitude.
  • We know that attitudes are contagious.

So, with all those things that we know why don’t we look at everything we currently perceive as ‘bad’ or a ‘failure’ as just one step closer to winning?


How would that shift our thinking?  

Jocko Willink - ‘GOOD’ 




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