Hopefully, you’ve heard the saying about turning lemons into lemonade before.  If you have, it’s good to be reminded.  For those who are hearing it for the first time, it means do something constructive with the challenges or pain from the situation that you are facing in life.

Evaluate The Situation

Evaluate the it to see if you can learn a lesson about how you go there to help you avoid being in the same place again.  Doesn’t matter if it is your fault or who contributed to it.  Is there anything that YOU can do differently to not be there again in the future?  That’s the gold nugget.

That’s it.  Don’t beat yourself up.  Don’t feel sorry for yourself.  Just find the lesson.

Face Reality

Ok, let’s face the reality.  Don’t make it bigger than it is.  However, do think about the varies outcomes of the situation.  What are the possibilities?  There might be a few if’s in there.  DO NOT get stuck on the worst case scenario if you are not sure that is going to be the outcome.  Because it is possible doesn’t mean that is what is going to happen.

Be logical and rational about how the situation might play out.

Plan Ahead

Figure out what you will do to deal with each possible outcome.  That way, you are not panicking and stress.  You already have a game plan to deal with that scenario.

Be Intentional

Invest your energy in what you need to do to work your way back on track toward the goal you have set.  How do you get back on track?  Methodically write down the steps that you will take to make progress to the desired results.

Now you are turning lemons into lemonade


Don’t stress.  You can’t think or function well being stressed.  Besides, you have just figured out how to deal with the situation.  You can’t rewind time and change things now.  A wise man once said, don’t waste time worrying about things that you can’t change.

  • Get around a positive environment or supportive people.
  • Read empowering materials
  • Listen to motivation speaking
  • Get some spiritual nourishment

Do whatever you do that puts you in a more stable mental state and be proud of how you will recover.  And KNOW that you will recover.

By the way, don’t use sugar in the lemonade, try some Stevia.  Oh, you don’t know the truth about sugar?!


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