Sunday, September 13, 2009

Loss Can Be A Gain

I have heard many people complain about losses they have taken due to the economy. I must admit, I have lost too.

But in the grand scheme of things, I try to see the positive in each loss. For every relationship I have lost, I have gained immense lessons and memories to see me through. I lost my dog Pepper, but I feel I have gained another guardian angel because Pepper loved and protected my family and me during her loyal 14 years. Now she can protect us even more.

Materially, we have lost a lot of disposable income, which is forcing us to look at what is really important and what is just an encumbrance as we learn to live and travel lighter. For every deal I have lost, I have gained a new way of looking at something or presenting the value to the audience. For every argument I have lost, I have gained a new perspective.

Every time I was at a loss for words, I gained a sharper sense of hearing. It's back to the old phrase of half empty vs half full. Looking back, I can say I have lost many things, many times, but what I have gained through it all is priceless and I wouldn't trade any of it.

1 comment:

patricewilliam said...

An insightfull post. Will definitely help.

Thanks,
Karim - Positive thinking