When we hear the word “consequences” it elicits a connotation of something bad. But, can consequences and our perspective of them be altered for good? We think so.
Consequences are merely a byproduct of an action; and we’re certainly all for action. So why is it that when the word is brought up do we immediately feel like we’re in trouble? Good question.
Some of it revolves around our perspective, brought on by years of thinking a certain way. Some of it is that consequences do mean we’re in trouble. Maybe we made a decision and threw caution and thought to the wind, acted and now we have to “face the consequences” of a poorly made decision. What if, however, we were to change our perspective a bit, throw that same caution to the wind and choose wisely!? Then our consequences would subsequently be good, right?
Taking more chances at life can bring more consequences. So let’s travel back to high school when we learned about the law of averages, add that to a change in perspective and take more chances. Odds are we’ll find more “consequences” that are fun and beneficial to our well being. Then keep doing it. Parlay a small amount of good into something that happens every day. And, pass it on!