“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.”
Victor Frankl wrote that “between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” The easy thing to do is to get angry, be emotional, put blame on circumstances beyond your control. The hard thing, but much more important, is to look inwards and say “what can I do to change the outcome, to overcome?”
Choosing to invest the energy into something positive means getting past your own flawed beliefs and frustrations and seeking ways to do something, instead of just having something done to you. It is a complete game changer in regards to how you see and respond to the world around you.
Dwelling on what we can’t control requires an energy investment as well but it is an investment with negative returns. Is this how you’d choose to spend your precious energy and time?