Whatever the situation, it’s only your mental frame that matters. If you think it’s bad- it’s bad. If you think it’s good- it’s good. More importantly, it will be better with this second mental frame. You’ll be in a more resourceful state to find a positive outcome.
Reframing as a technique was made popular by NLP practitioners. Although based on the power of positive thinking, as championed by Norman Vincent Peale, reframing has existed since Aristotle.
Essentially the skill relies on mental flexibility, a skill taught by Edward de Bono and others. Flexibility grows through practice, and like any muscle or habit, gets better with use.
So at Nuvonix we teach a series of mental flexibility skills, habits and protocols for seeing various frames for everyday life. We choose to leverage ‘useful frames’ and positive outcomes as a result.