Do you become absorbed in all the problems and misfortune you are experiencing? This is a default way of dealing with obstacles for many people. I have my fair share of bouts with negativity and pessimism but I don’t dwell on them.
We don’t have to give-up or be afraid to start in the first place. By repositioning our irrational perceptions, assumptions, and beliefs we can turn any challenges into into opportunity.
1. Serve others more and yourself less
The rule of “the world revolves around me” won’t get you very far today. This doesn’t mean neglecting your needs and not taking care of priorities, but it means connecting with others in an authentic manner. When we are able to focus on how we can positively impact others and help those who are important to us, our challenges and doubts are easier to conquer.
2. Don’t get stuck in the past ruminating on what should’ve or could’ve been
When something bad happens people often relive the experience over and over again in their memory. They hold onto guilt and regret that things didn’t go differently and they can’t seem to shake the feeling that they’re a failure. When we focus on our past mistakes they can start to define us. Look toward your future with bright expectations and begin living now for the life you desire. Successful people respond to challenges and failure with a positive attitude, resilience, and determination. They are opportunistic about how the challenge can make them a better person. You too can deal with struggles in this same way.
3. Don’t be afraid to do things differently
When we’re unsure of how to act we often look to others to see what to do. Instead of doing things the way others want, uncover the “essence” of who you are and do things your way. Doing things differently also means being prepared to change and innovate quickly. We live in a “now” society where change is rapid. New ideas and trends come and go, so you can no longer be afraid to take action and go a new direction.
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