Howcan Bad things be Good?



Guest post by W4C3 Coach, Julie Holly Life Vision & Empowerment Coach

Welcome to 2017! What a great year it can be, if you let it . . . will be, if you actively create it. I’ve been hearing people say that 2016 was one of the worst years they’ve ever experienced. We lost a lot of famous and not so famous people this year. Many lost their homes and/or loved ones as a result of natural disasters. If you look at an overview of 2016, on the surface it appears to have been the “worst year ever”.
I’m a firm believer that if something “bad” happens, it’s because I’m not seeing something I need to see. For example, a friend lost both her sister and her father in 2016. She said it was the saddest year she’s ever had. But in losing two beloved family members, she felt such an outpouring of love and support from friends and acquaintances that she was able to see the abundance of blessings and love in her life.
You may not be able to see it right away but every challenge you face holds a blessing in it. As Dr. Wayne Dyer said, change the way you look at it. If you search for the positive aspect of whatever you’re facing, chances are the thing you’re looking at will change. You’ll soon see how it was a blessing in disguise. If you lost your job how could that be a good thing? Perhaps it opened a door for you to find an even better position where you can shine and be happy. What if you ended a relationship? Looking at the quality of the relationship were you both getting what you needed or was it time for you to grow in different directions?
Only you can answer how something that seems bad on the surface might be a gift in disguise. Instead of allowing yourself to get stuck in the negative aspect of a challenge, look for the light. Actively seek the positive side of it and work toward finding and creating the life you want and deserve.

Julie Holly is a Life Vision & Empowerment Coach. Both her training and her own triumphs over personal challenges provide the foundation for Julie to guide you to clear mental clutter, trust your own choices, set healthy boundaries and manage conflict with confidence. For more information go to


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