June 19

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Bitter or Better?

When you encounter a difficult situation or even a failure, do you come out of it bitter or better?

These are the two options every time, whether we realize it or not.

You can be bitter - hold resentment against other people or ourselves. Decide we're never going to "go there" again. Relive the negativity around the situation.

Or, you can become better, learning from the experience. If it's a failure, learning what can be done differently next time. Or if it's a difficult situation with another person, digging deeper to find a resolution.

Being bitter ends up taking you down a limiting road of negativity, shame, and resentment.

Deciding on becoming better opens up a wealth of possibilities for growth.

Just remember, even if it doesn't feel like it most of the time, you get to choose.

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About Jonathan Roberts

I am the founder and director of the South Shore Piano School, and I have been teaching the piano for nearly 20 years. My work centers around bringing music to the lives of kids, parents, and adults in an enriching, meaningful way. At the South Shore Piano School, my incredible colleagues and I accomplish this through skill-based teaching, community, and an innovative, people-first business model. You can read more about me here.


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