Facing Up To It

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”Some people change jobs, partners, and friends, but never think of changing themselves.”

We live in a time consumed with changing exteriors. We have bought into the notion that if we can just change the people, circumstances and environment a round us, we can solve our problems.

Most of the time, however, the issue lies within us. At times it is not so much that the problem is big but that it requires us to admit something about ourselves or others that we just do not want to face. The trouble is ‘You won’t find a solution by saying there is no problem.’

So how do you deal with problems? The first and best way is to change the way you think about problems. I like to think of such things as ‘challenges‘ rather than problems because leaves more room for solutions. When you regard something as a challenge, it leaves your mind free to think about how to respond to it. If you see it as a temporary obstacle you are more likely to feel empowered and able to deal with it.

Another good way to deal with a problem is to focus on the solution instead of the problem. Think about what life would be like if the problem were solved. This brings your creativity into play and your mind will soon find ways to improve the situation.

Look ahead with confidence. Stay focused on what you want and not what is in your way. Be led by your dreams.

Remember, you are stronger than you think. Go on and be it.

“You get hit the hardest when trying to run or hide from a problem. Like the defense on a football field, putting all focus on evading only one defender is asking to be blindsided.”
Criss Jami

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