I’m sure that you’ve heard of Murphy’s Law.

If anything can go wrong, it will.

And then there are a few other laws that have been added to the list over the years.  Statements like:

If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong.

If there is a worse time for something to go wrong, it will happen then.

If you perceive that there are four possible ways in which a procedure can go wrong, and circumvent these, then a fifth way, unprepared for, will promptly develop.

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

Of course, we laugh at these statements.

But we also too often live by them.

Waiting for things to go wrong.

Waiting for the worst to happen.

Skeptical and cynical about life.

But what if there was an alternative?

What if instead of waiting for things to go wrong, we looked at life a different way?

What if we said to ourselves:

If something can go right, it will.

If there’s a possibility that several things can go right, the one that will give the biggest reward will be the one that happens to you.

If there’s a great time for something to go right, it will happen then.

If you’ve explored four opportunities that didn’t work, a fifth, even bigger opportunity will present itself.

If everything’s going badly, hang in there, it will get better!

Because maybe, just maybe, life isn’t conspiring against you, but working for you!

And I suspect that with a shift in perspective, perhaps you’ll become more aware of the prolific number of opportunities around you.

So forget about Murphy’s Law and go with the alternative instead.

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