I recall when I started in the workplace, the big trend was to call a problem “an opportunity”. This to change the way we looked at it. A problem is negative. An opportunity brought forth positive thinking, creativity and people who wanted the chance to solve it. Sometimes something that minor – a change of wording – can change the way we look at things. Change our attitude. Hell, whatever works is what I say!
I recall this moment vividly. Funny how at the time, I felt good but horrible. Don’t question your gut. It may bring forth feelings you don’t like initially but it is probably right. You deserve better.
Sometimes saying nothing is a more powerful statement than say anything. Sometimes say nothing helps you get beyond things better than anything. Don’t downplay silence as bad. It’s usually just the opposite.
So very true.