Good and Bad Fortune

Bad fortune has good fortune hiding within it, and good fortune is what bad fortune hides in.’

This is today’s quote on my Wayne Dyer calendar and it really caught my attention because it ties in nicely with the book I’m listening to on Audible: The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson.

Throughout the book, Mark is attempting to make his readers understand that striving to feel happy all of the time just isn’t practical, and that it is often the reason why so many people feel more miserable than they need to the majority of the time.

If we learn to accept that the world works in ebbs and flows, that there will sometimes be bad times and there will sometimes be good times, things become much simpler. In the chapter I’ve just finished listening to, he describes how the situations we can perceive to be terrible can actually become the catalyst for us making a significant change in our lives – from the ashes of one thing coming to an end, something wonderful can be born.

Can you think of a time in your life when something amazing happened because something you perceived to be bad had actually created the scene for change first?

About Vicki Grainger

An organisation coach specialising in regaining control at work. Replace feeling stressed and overwhelmed with a calm and confident can-do attitude.

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