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How To Turn Bad Luck into Good Luck

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"If it were not for bad luck, I would have no luck at all."Resilience is the ability to bounce back when things don't go as desired. Choosing to look for importance in everything helps us weather adversity. All experiences should be a catalyst for growth. “Bad luck” can help a person find strength.Living happily does not require the absence of suffering. We have the freedom to  focus on the meaningful parts of our misfortunes not wallow in failures.Aknowledge the situation, learn and move forward. Resilient people view a difficulty as a challenge; looking at their mistakes as teaching opportunities for growth. They commit to their goals and find compelling reasons to get out of bed in the morning:their relationships and their spiritual beliefs. Resilient people spend their time and energy focusing on situations and events over which they have control putting their efforts where they can have the greatest impact.

The way that we explain setbacks to ourselves matter: People who are optimistic see the effects of bad events as temporary rather than permanent; Resilient people don't let setbacks affect other unrelated areas of their lives. They don't just blame themselves when bad events occur but look at the complete situation being aware of everything that contributed to the mishap. Resilient people have a positive image of the future; they develop goals and commit to  achieving those goals. Resilient people are empathetic and compassionate, however, but they don't waste time worrying about what others think of them. They maintain healthy relationships, but don't bow to peer pressure. Resilient people never think of themselves as victims – they focus their time and energy on changing the things that they have control over.

How we view adversity and stress strongly affects how we succeed and it can change bad luck into good.

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