The best way to confront a problem is headfirst. It will probably be daunting, and your fight and flight response may be triggered, but you will reap the reward by taking the direct approach.
“In your life, in your darkest moment, there are two options: You can fight reality and harbor negative feelings, or you can accept whatever has come into your life and work toward finding a solution.” – Ray Cohen
Some folk expect to have life all figured out by the time they finish their education. Life does not work like clockwork. That’s because we can’t control everything in our lives. The decisions of others often impact our reality, and we need to understand that. However, what we do need is the conviction to make the right move in the moment that matters.
“You don’t need to know all the answers, you just need to be courageous enough to take the first step and trust where it leads.’ – Bronnie Ware
Life is all about growth, be it in our personal or working lives. When there is no growth, we become disillusioned and lose our way. Our happiness suffers, our motivation dips, and we become dissatisfied. Make development a priority in your life.
“You are under no obligation to remain the same person you were a year ago, a month ago, or even a day ago. You are here o create yourself continuously.” – @ProfFeynman
Don’t see failures as a backward step. Never forget the bad experiences in your life. There is so much learning you can derive from them – you need to dig deep and reflect on that experience. Setbacks are temporary. You are already on the path of learning and discovery.
“I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall… I don’t like to lose at anything… yet I’ve grown most not from victories, but setbacks. If winning is God’s reward, then losing is how he teaches us.” – Serena Williams, Grand Slam tennis player
We approach change in the wrong way. In companies, we employ change management specialists in the hope that they wave their magic wand and bring about overnight changes. In our personal lives, we hope that a pep talk from someone will trigger a difference in our thinking. Instead, we need to focus on our behaviours.
“We repeat about 40 percent of our behaviour almost daily, so our habits shape our existence and our future. If we change our habits, we change our lives.” – Gretchen Rubin
You lost your job, and you didn’t get that promotion you wanted, you got a bad performance review, you lost a loved one, you had an accident and became injured, you are struggling with your mental health. Whatever you are going through at the moment, you will bounce back but do it in your own time and on your terms.
“When life knocks you down, sometimes you need to take your time to get back up. Don’t allow anyone to rush your process.’ – @Inspirewithyas
At the best of times, I am feeling anxious because of the unprecedented event we are going through. Some days are great, and others not so. This emotional state ebbs and flows. When things aren’t great, I have to pick myself up and remind myself to take each day as it comes – one minute at a time, one hour at a time. How you treat yourself in these moments matters most to keep your head above water. I’ve recently started journaling – recording my mental state on each day to help me understand my thoughts better. This process helps me stay grounded and focused and connected with thought patterns.
“Pain passes more quickly when we don’t criticize or shame ourselves for feeling it.” – @Inspirewithyas