Interpret Negative Emotions As Signals Of Opportunity


Change Your Thinking


You can achieve being happier faster and easier by changing the way you think.

For this achievement, you'll learn how to change your thinking so that you:

  • Stop perceiving negative emotions as problems or threats
  • Start perceiving negative emotions as signals of opportunity for positive changes

To do this, learn why the first way of thinking doesn't help you or make sense, while the second one does, and then make choices based on what you've learned.

Stop perceiving negative emotions as problems or threats

Here's why there's no value in this type of negative thinking:

  • By seeing a lot of negative value in negative emotions and interpreting them as problems or threats, you naturally create fear and anxiety about negative emotions. This fear and anxiety about feeling bad is a form of feeling bad in and of itself that diminishes your happiness and enjoyment.
  • Also, this type of fear and anxiety will ultimately drain you of energy, exhaust you, interfere with your sleeping, and leave you feeling worse than ever... Which is the very thing you fear. So this is a self-fulfilling fear that creates even more problems in your life.
  • By perceiving negative emotions as being threats, you naturally feel less powerful and you have less confidence in your abilities to handle negative emotions easily. This weakened state reduces your sense of self-worth, your happiness and enjoyment, and makes it more challenging to handle negative emotions. So you end up struggling more with negative emotions.

Start perceiving negative emotions as signals of opportunity for positive changes

Here's why there's great value in this type of positive thinking:

  • By seeing negative emotions as signals of opportunity, you have more peace of mind about negative emotions, and you naturally feel more calm and relaxed. This sense of peace is a positive emotion that increases your happiness and enjoyment, and it also improves your sleeping and thinking, making it even easier for you to handle negative emotions.
  • Even better, due to perceiving negative emotions as signals of opportunity for positive changes, your mind is naturally focused on what positive changes you can make when you experience negative emotions. This motivates and energizes you to achieve these identified positive changes, which means your life naturally improves as a result.
  • The more your life improves and the better you feel, the easier it becomes for you to handle any negative emotions that come your way. This increases your self-confidence in your abilities, your sense of self-worth, and creates a happier, more enjoyable life overall.

Enjoy a beneficial change that makes sense

  • Negative emotions are often signals that there is something in your life that you can change -- like an action, situation, environment, belief, or perception -- that would help you enjoy life much more.
  • So when you consider how negative emotions can be catalysts for positive changes (like changes you're making now), it makes complete sense to perceive them as signals of opportunity for positive changes.
  • Think about a fire alarm going off in your house. You might not enjoy the sound, but you can appreciate and be grateful for the signal. It makes complete sense to understand negative emotions in a similar way, and to appreciate them as being signals of opportunity for positive changes.



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