Out of Bad Comes Good
The Advantages of Disadvantages
By Jerry Del Colliano
Overcoming the disadvantages that life can bring is more critical than ever in our fast-paced digital world. Viktor Frankl said, "When we are no longer able to change a situation -- we are challenged to change ourselves".
See how happy and successful people turn heartbreak into their next break. How to ride the roller coaster of life that most assuredly will go up and down -- sometimes way up and way down -- no matter who we are, where we live or how much money we have. Cultivating this way to deal with life's problems makes each painful experience transformative.
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“In jealousy there is more self-love than love.” – François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maximes, 1665
Perhaps the greatest literary work about jealousy was Shakespeare’s Othello. Circumstantial evidence that can ruin lives. Othello gives in to jealousy when Iago convinces him that Desdemona has been an unfaithful wife. Othello goes on to murder his wife and kill himself. Iago employs jealousy as a motive in riling Othello even though jealousy is probably what prompted Iago’s own self-destructive jealousy. Not unlike real life, jealousy is often the problem of the jealous person not the target who attracts jealous feelings. Jealousy is always destructive.
“The best careers advice to give to the young is ‘Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.’” – Katherine Whitehorn
Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb, was called “Too stupid to learn anything” by teachers during his early education. Edison lived up to his low expectations by being fired from his first two jobs – some say for not being productive. It took Edison over 1,000 failures to complete the experiment that gave us the light bulb.
“Without faith a man can do nothing, with it all things are possible.” – Sir William Osler
By now perhaps you can see that whatever life throws at us, we can handle, but the glue that keeps us hoping and coping is faith.
Faith is not something reserved for the very religious as even Mother Teresa who is being considered for sainthood in the Catholic Church spent a lifetime of doubts as she worked to help the poor, the downtrodden, and the discarded souls in India...
- The Advantages of Disadvantages
- Three Steps to a Meaningful Life
- Gain Control by Submission
- The Jealousy Diet
- The Shame Game
- The Happiness Formula
- Making Your Own Good Luck
- Remember the Ted Williams Principle
- That Recorder Sticking Out of Your Head
- Career Chaos
- Finding Your Higher Power
- The Bad/Good Game Plan
"This book is phenomenal....I couldn't put it down. The style is easy, but the soul of the book is very deep." -- Peter Stern, Wordfresh
"In addition to my other all time favorite books about life-- books that are so important and have tremendously influenced my life, ("Man's Search For Meaning" by Viktor Frankl," What Happy People Know/What Happy Women Know" by Dan Baker), I have to add Jerry Del Colliano's book- "Out of Bad Comes Good--The Advantages of Disadvantages". A short book that is worth reading and re-reading" -- Laurie B. Spoon, Executive Consultant
"I decided to figure out the future myself and I ordered a slew of motivational books from Amazon. One of the many books I grabbed was yours "Out of Bad Comes Good". I tell you it had my attitude and mood turned around and I then read it a second time. Today in just a few short months from that fateful day in November (when I was fired) I have created a "mini me" empire of sorts from nothing ..." -- Mike Knar (Former Cumulus Broadcasting Manager)