Obligation vs. Opportunity


Whether we are living a life we feel is happy and fulfilling depends a lot on our experiences – both at work and home. Are they positive? Do they make us feel appreciated? Are they allowing us to grow?

However, the major component of whether we consider our experiences positive or negative, depends on our own attitude towards them. Are we viewing the situations we find ourselves in as obligations or opportunities?

A puddle to an adult becomes an extra obstacle to avoid, but to a child it is an opportunity for joy.

Is a conflict with a co-worker something we must just muddle our way through, elevating our stress and making work tense? Or is it an opportunity to see the situation from another person’s point of view, expand our knowledge and work towards a better relationship with that person?

When we view an experience as an obligation, it becomes just one more straw on the camel’s back. But when we see our experiences as opportunities, we allow ourselves to be open and welcoming to the world.

How will you view the puddles today?