Learning from bad experiences: find that silver lining
A few weeks ago, I was mugged and had an accident. It happened in a very safe and touristy place, and in broad daylight. Shortly after that, I wounded my head, pretty badly – while running after the thief. (I know, bad idea.)
All in all, it was one really scary experience! But in many ways, also a great experience.
I know that sounds a bit crazy, but – I learned many important life lessons that day. Lessons I am truly grateful for.
Lessons I could have, arguably, learned in other, less painful ways. But it’s also possible this was exactly what I needed, right there and then.
I want to tell you what those lessons are – but more importantly, I want to use this rather extreme example to show you how you can learn from bad experiences, and find the positives in them. Find that silver lining, that we usually overlook.
It is incredibly important to be able to find the positive sides of your experiences – if you want to grow and learn more things about yourself, other people, and life in general. When you extract a life lesson from things that happen to you, especially bad things, you are one step closer to finding your happiness.
So, here you go.
TELL ME ABOUT YOU
What experience (in love, or life in general) has taught you the most about relationships?
If you have an experience you cannot find a positive side of, tell me about it – I might suggest one.
As always, thank you for sharing!