Ascribe the best possible meaning to events

You choose how to interpret events in your life… so why not choose an interpretation that really benefits you?

For example, imagine you visit the doctor and learn that, for the first time, you weigh over 300 lbs.┬áThere are plenty of negative ways to think about this, such as: “I was born fat.”

But what is a more useful, beneficial way to interpret this event? Take that one step further: what is the best possible interpretation you can think of? How about: “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reinvent myself, and lose weight while I’m at it.”

Now: which mindset do you think will help you lose weight?