I’m a planner, and I try to see the whole picture in a situation: both the positives and negatives. I look for the benefits as well as plan for any kinds of obstacles that might occur. Generally, I like this process, and it has served me well. But sometimes I get caught up in the obstacles and I struggle to see beyond them in order to move forward. That’s no good.
So I continue to try to shift my mindset to a more positive one. If you’re in a tricky situation, and you think the outlook is grim, tell yourself it will work out, and you WILL find the opportunities that will keep you moving forward.