‘Every problem implies a question. Are you ready to embody what you say you believe?’. – Marianne Williamson
I read the words above and was challenged to think about the way I handle my every day hassles. It is so easy to get consumed and weighed down by all that goes wrong. Almost every day something happens that could send us down the wrong path – a path that shows sides of us we would rather not have. However these challenges are what also have the seeds necessary to help us grow. After all how can we know that we are growing if we do not face situations where we have to act in a way were we have to use our improved selves? The problem is getting ourselves to think about our problems as stepping stones. The bigger the problem, the greater the potential to grow.
The way we look at situations is known as perspective. We usually use the term lightly without making a conscious decision to monitor our outlook. Perspective can almost become a bit of a buzz word lacking in depth and impact. We casually say things like ‘I’m changing my perspective’ but never follow through with the action. How often do you sit down to think about your opinions and every day way of working? Do you take time out to think about the way you make your decisions? Being creatures of habit there are certain stereotypes and mind patterns that we developed in our younger years that are crippling our development. You have heard the saying ‘you are your own worst enemy’, starting with the way you use your mind is a great way to address that issue.
To make changes and grown into the highly efficient, successful and loving people we have the potential to be, we have to address the way we use our minds. We have to decide to change the way we think and then the actions will follow. To face a challenge head on, start with looking at what is in your head.
Have a great day!