How do you get something out of nothing?
How can you upset a person who benefits from everything that happens to him? That’s right, it can’t be done. The man becomes simply invulnerable.
In the good changes, he will discern the roar of the coming storm. Negative influences he will creatively redirect so that the harm disappears or even begins to create new value. And, of course, no one can take away a person’s right to extract personal, invaluable meaning from any circumstance.
Each of us has this ability and regularly uses it. But it happens either by little things, or it takes a long time to get used to a dangerous obstacle and try to perceive it in some other way.
I am impressed by the idea that initially, a person perceives everything in the world around him as a potential tool that helps (or hinders) him to get from the undesirable point A to the coveted point B. Roughly the same way that a monkey that has fallen from the top of a tree will grasp at any object that touches its fingers in order to survive and climb back up again.
In this sense, whatever happens in business or in life in general, it makes sense to ask yourself quickly: “Well, the negative consequences are clear. But is it possible, paradoxically, to derive some benefit or meaning from something that is trying to destroy you?” The mind is so designed that it cannot help but answer the question posed to it. And very soon you will be surprised at how much value you can get out of seemingly nothing.
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As a business therapist, I help tech founders quickly solve dilemmas at the intersection of business and personality, and boost company value as a result.