Friday, November 14, 2008

November 6th . . .

6. When you face a major challenge, be grateful for it. Many people will see something difficult as a bad thing. If something goes wrong, it’s a reason to complain, it’s a time of self-pity. That won’t get you anywhere. Instead, learn to be grateful for the challenge — it’s an opportunity to grow, to learn, to get better at something. This will transform you from a complainer into a positive person who only continues to improve. People will like you better and you’ll improve your career. Not too shabby.

Although he speaks from a career standpoint, this is something you hear Latter-day Saints say all the time. "there must be something more I need to learn from this trial, because it's not going away." One of the greatest things to learn from any trial is to be grateful. Very hard to do. (at least for me.)