Problems or opportunities, how are you looking at the events in your life? Are you seeing everything that is going on in your life as a problem? Or are you seeing everything that is going on in your life as an opportunity to get better? I hope you are looking at the events in your life as an opportunities to improve. If you are not looking at the events in your life as opportunities, you are in desperate need of a paradigm shift. 

A paradigm shift is a fundamental change in the way that you view things. It is so easy to look for negatives in your life. If you look hard enough for something bad, I am sure you will find it. All this will do is lead you to more negativity in your life. However, if you look for positives in your life, you will find them. Looking at your life in a positive way will only lead you to a more positive life. Your life follows your thoughts. Why not let your thoughts empower you instead of demoralize you?

Everyone has problems. How we deal with our problems is what determines the quality of our lives. Martin Luther King said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Start looking at your problems as opportunities to get better.  Start looking at your problems as learning experiences so you can improve the quality of your life. Don’t make the same mistakes over and over again. Learn from your mistakes so you are not destined to repeat them. Henry Ford said, “Win or learn, there is no failure.” Aristotle said, “Stepping stones or stumbling blocks, how do you handle failure?”

I turned the worst night of my life into my life changing experience. Check out this story from the Orlando Sentinel at to learn more about my life changing experience.

At first I didn’t see the light, but after some serious soul searching, I realized what the purpose of that horrible incident was. If you look at everything in your life as a learning experience, I can assure you that you will become a better person. Commit yourself to constant and never ending improvement so you can make the rest of your life the best of your life. 

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Motivational Speaker