People can get triggered easily these days.

I won’t diverge to a rant about worthy triggers, but we all know what it feels like to get ticked-off, yes?

Let’s instead talk about turning a negative to a positive. Find the silver lining.

The Trigger Mechanism

We have the capability, albeit subconsciously at first, to automatically respond to outside stimuli. That’s powerful. Think about it.

Now, consider posing this question to yourself.

Might it be possible to train my responses to outside stimuli?

I believe it is possible.

I do it all the time. I am not great at it yet, but I’m slowly becoming a master of my own responses, and therefore, many of my desired outcomes as well.

JOURNAL PROMPT

Pick three things that can trigger an automatic POSITIVE response and write them down.

Practice them this week.

If you pick good ones, they will come up often, and you will find yourself experiencing gratitude and optimism more frequently than before.

One step up Mt. Botl. 

 


Interesting fact (found here)

The origin of the idiom “every cloud has a silver lining” is most likely traceable to the year 1634, when John Milton Penned his masque Comus. In it, the quote appears as “Was I deceived or did a sable cloud Turn forth her silver lining on the night?”

 

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