No matter how good conditions are, everyone experiences problems and difficulties in some form. Sometimes they’re worse than others.
If you’re like me, you probably feel that the regular day to day problems are plenty. And you’re not interested in having any major difficulties or challenges.
It’s odd, because most of what I have and am able to do are a result of going through major problems that I didn’t like going through at the time. And more often than not, I had a rotten attitude to boot.
Nonetheless, I still don’t want major problems! But life can hand them to us anyway.
Facing a MAJOR challenge with a different attitude
Currently, Bill and I are going through one of life’s MAJOR challenges. As a matter of fact, I would say it is the worst in our life so far. I don’t like it. It threatens to change our life as we know it. Currently, it’s too emotionally charged to discuss details with everyone, but when all is said and done, I’ll share more.
There is a difference however, in the way I’m facing this challenge. I’ve learned a few things over the years that make me determined to face this challenge with a much better attitude, in spite of the seriousness of the problem, than what I exhibited many years ago. AND, I’m determined NOT to use this challenge as an excuse not to accomplish things.
I think that’s a pit fall most of us fall prey to. The problem consumes us and we think of nothing else and therefore we don’t do as much as we could do.
Gloom and Doom?
One thing I learned the hard way is that it doesn’t do one bit of good to take a gloom and doom approach. (Over the years, I’ve taken that approach many times.) Even if you feel that way with all your heart, it only makes things worse.
We Think and Our Bodies Follow
We all tend to gravitate towards what we constantly think of. Bottom line is: you’ve got a lot better chance in any circumstances of having a more positive outcome if you’re headed in that direction. If you’re headed towards doom and gloom, it’ll increase your chances for a doom and gloom outcome.
Walking in the Direction You Want to Go
Walk in the direction you want to go even if physical circumstances look as if that outcome would be impossible.
Walk in the direction you want to go even if you think in your heart you really won’t get there.
Making the Point
You have a much better chance of reaching a destination in the north, if you’re headed north. It would be pretty hard to arrive at a northern destination by walking south.
This principle (fundamental truth/universal truth) will apply to just about every area of life I can think of. It applies to all problems, difficulties, and challenges whether great or small.
Whether it’s your garden or one of life’s most difficult challenges, you’ve got a better chance of reaching your desired outcome if you’re headed in that direction.
Bill and I sure want our challenge to have a good outcome. To increase our chances, we’re walking towards what we want it to be.
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