I would like to offer you a brand new perspective to deal with problems in life and other challenges that you may be facing right now.
We have all developed patterns of dealing with problems in life that we have learned early in our lives that may have served us at some point.
As we grow and mature, the problems and challenges that we face also change. Therefore the strategies that we used to use to solve these problems may no longer serve us.
Suddenly we are left without coping mechanisms and without understanding why or what is not working.
Most change is simply a change in perspective.
So in this post, I would like to share 2 ideas with you that you can use immediately to move you out of feeling immobilized and into feeling liberated once again!
Multiple gold-medalist, Michael Phelps recently revealed that the biggest reason for his drive to succeed was “failure”.
At his very first Olympics, at the tender age of 15, he never finished with a medal. He finished with a ribbon.
A ribbon was just not fitting for the amount of work he had put in and he felt like a “failure!”
Instead of giving up, Michael made a decision.
He decided he would use this emotion of “failure” to drive him so that he would never have to feel like that again.
So the first idea you can use to help you to deal with problems you are facing is that EMOTION is the driving force in our lives.
If you can create the right emotion, you can get yourself to do anything.
Instead of allowing emotions to block your path or disempower you, use their power to drive you to deal with problems quickly.
Building on this idea that emotion is the force of life, the second idea I would like to share is simply a perspective on problems.
The most successful people in the world have become that way on the back of having solved major problems.
They see a problem as an opportunity and they deal with problems from that perspective.
So how might you see your problems as opportunities?
The most important way is to use the leverage that they provide.
You see, most people just sit on their problems and let their lives get worse.
And finally, when things can’t get any worse, they suddenly decide to do something.
But it may already be too late! You may already be going over the falls in a boat without oars.
So why wait?
Like Michael Phelps, use the emotion of the pain you feel that has been created by your problems to drive you!
They are an absolute gift if you can use them instead of having them use you!
As I said earlier, EMOTION is the force of life.
Over, under, around, or through. No problem can withstand the force of committed action.
With this attitude towards your problems backed by the right emotion, you will be well on your way to a higher quality of life.
You will no longer see your problems as problems, but rather as challenges that will move your life to another level!
Remember that a change in our lives often starts with a simple change in our perspective
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Michael Rodd Life Transformation Coach, Umhlanga, KZN, South Africa
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