That Went Terrible, Or Great I Can’t Tell

Last week was nuts!

Busy doesn’t begin to explain it.

I’ve not been able to keep up with a lot of my life so here I am playing catch-up on everything…

I’m so excited though I have to share this story with you:

I got to meet one of my favorite authors (good)

I was exhausted when we spoke (bad)

He was super open and chill with me (good)

I was anxious and stressed (bad)

He gave me time to share my story so that he could help (good)

I felt like I kept sticking my foot in my mouth (bad)

He shared some wisdom and insight with me about my life (good)

Some of it I felt really dumb for not seeing beforehand (bad)

He connected me with one of his ministry friends who he thinks will be able to help me out! (great)

As you can tell there were a lot of mixed emotions in that meeting…

I have two options here:

  1. I could focus on the bad and wind up being miserable wishing I had gotten more sleep the night before and made a better impression.

    or

  2. I can focus on the good and appreciate the time we shared and the wisdom and help he was able to give me.

Which one of those two options do you think will be more beneficial?

Focusing on the good will potentially result in new ministry partners, spiritual and personal growth, new network connections and open doors to preach the kingdom.

Focusing on the bad will result in a broken relationship, missed opportunities, shame, fear, isolation and cause me to be less likely to reach out when another opportunity arises.

The hard part is that most people want to focus on the bad…

The more we focus on the bad the more “bad” seems to happen to us. I can’t explain it but I know it happens.

There is good and bad in every situation of life.

Whether you have a good life or not depends on where you focus.

-Andre

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