Too often we accept what’s been given to us. Reluctant to challenge unfavorable outcomes, medical diagnoses, and authority. Instead we tend to exhibit passive behaviors, struggling to move forward.
You could create an argument that much of it is out of our control and that there isn’t anything that can be done about it. But I challenge you think otherwise. You have options. You decide whether you want to act upon those options. In any situation, there are two outcomes. Favorable or unfavorable. No grey areas, simply straight forward.
Regardless of the situation or outcome, take a stand for what you will accept.
Didn’t get the promotion or job? Change your approach and create your next opportunity.
Medical exam met with mixed results? Take a moment to reflect and then focus on the upcoming one.
Can’t get anywhere with customer service? Take a step back, re-evaluate, and then negotiate better alternatives that align to what you want.
What many fail to realize that we have more power and control than we think. Unfavorable outcomes present opportunities for us to rise above all and move mountains. It starts with perception. Once you set your sights to soar, nothing can stop you. Don’t accept what’s been given, shrug it off and determine your own acceptance. Never settle for less. There are always better alternatives. The first offer may not always the best. But it’s a starting point. You can only improve your prospects going forward.
Take a stand and “keep those feet moving.”