New User? Sign Up | Sign In | FAQ
Click here to contact us
Suffering Loss of Garnering Gain?

18 Jan 2018 | Posted Under Attitude

“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” ~ Norman Cousins

Have you ever feared or faced loss, only to discover you’d ultimately gained?

Loss is germane to the human condition, something even the recluse or expert controller cannot avoid.

At some level, trying to avoid loss can actually impede not just our happiness, but preclude our fuller experience of life itself!

Most of us try to avoid loss, even when we’re bored, unhappy or in excessive pain. We consider it a negative proposition and view it through the eyes of disappointment, dread and even death. But what if life in the larger sense offers some surprises as well?

Passing through Loss to Gain

Losses show up through a variety of portals: they impact our health, finances, reputation, relationships, material possessions and more. But what if we could view losses through a broader lens?

With a different perspective, and over time, we can alternately discover many gains arising through loss — even when our losses are palpably difficult. For example, we can learn compassion, wisdom and understanding when finding ourselves in circumstances for which we’ve judged others. Passing through loss, we can also find courage, develop new abilities, expand our circle of friendships and open ourselves to new opportunities. 

In the following podcast, I share three types of “losses” I’ve experienced over the years. In each, I demonstrate how they transitioned into a variety of unexpected, personal gains.

Regardless of the type loss you might be facing, may you feel inspired to see circumstances through a broader, brighter and more hopeful personal lens.

 Click here to listen to Podcast 130: Are You Losing or Gaining in Life?

Maura is an International Speaker on Influence, Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

Subscribe to Maura’s Blog

Subscribe to her Podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play

Follow her on Twitter

Join Maura at the Ingomu Learning Community

NEWS: Featured in a New Book

I’m one of 21 women featured in this globally impactful book of women’s voices. Discover my story and insights which are “bared” in Chapter 3.

Available in print, digital and audio form, order your copy here.

No Comments

Add Comment
 Your Emai ID will not be published. We will not share or use your e-mail id without your permission. We strictly follow our privacy policy and Terms of Agreement.
Please send me various experts' latest articles, tips, podcasts, books, and blogs in an e-mail every two weeks.
I would like to receive instant updates in an e-mail about Maura Sweeney’s latest articles, blogs and other valuable resources
I would like to receive instant updates in an e-mail when Maura Sweeney or some one else responds to this particular blog
LinkedIN     Facebook     Twitter     Bebo     Plaxo     Brightkite     WordPress    
- eArticles
- eBook
- eTips
- eAudio
- eVideo
- Free Article
- Free Book
- Free Audio
- Free Video
Copyright © 2007-2009 WWW.LINKTOEXPERT.COM. All rights reserved.