We’ve all been through the good and the bad. Sometimes experiences are SO bad that they leave everlasting emotional wounds. We have the choice, though, to either let those wounds oppress us or proudly wear them as battle scars from our incredible journey. Those who move beyond unhappy circumstances end up growing and strengthening. They “level up” like a video game character on an epic quest. They become better equipped to deal with future hardships headed their way.

Imagine adopting the outlook of living a life as if it was rigged in your favor. I’ll tell you exactly what that would look like:

It would enable you to start courageously standing up. You’d be empowered to fearlessly take on any circumstance, knowing everything would all turn out just fine. You would no longer label situations as “hardships”; you’d start calling them “challenges”. The things you once would have quickly labeled as “bad” now just “are”. Inevitably, you’d move into a more peaceful state of mind and naturally start looking at life in a more favorable way. You’d start seeing the beauty in the small things: the sunrise, the roses, the sound of laughter, even music you never allowed yourself to appreciate. You’d become grateful for all the things you have rather than sulking about the things you don’t have.

Who wouldn’t want to live like this? I think we can all agree that it’s a great way to live your life. What are we waiting for, then? I think it’s fear. Fear that we will happily walk into a terrible situation that there’s no getting out of. How can we know that life is REALLY rigged in our favor and that everything will turn out fine? There’s only one way to find out: Test it and test it and test it again until you’re convinced!

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