Monday Morning Motivation
Problems tend to growl at us like cowardly dogs.
If we face them and challenge them, they back away.
If we run from them, they run after us, snapping our heels.
by Freddie Mitman
Ever heard that you can run but you can't hide? Same thing with problems. Everyone have their own problems, what makes it difference with the others is how you are going to deal with it. If you think hiding is the best option, think again. Believe me you will be found, sooner or later. When it happens, it maybe too late to try to solve it. Imagine if you have dozen of problems, it shadow you and turn your life upside down. It won't solve by itself. Worst, it can cause a complicated mess which affect not only you but the peoples around you. It will keep getting big and deeper, unless you do something.
How to deal with problems? The first thing you can do is, accept it. I mean this is our real life and everything happen is real. Accept the fact that problems do exist. Since you must know what kind of challenged you have to face, gathering a knowledge about your problem will help. Knowledge can clear our fear of our problem and we often find that the problem might not be as bad as we thought. Try to look more than one solutions to your problem. If plan A doesn't work, try plan B, C and so on. You cannot depend on one solution only.
Ask for help. You don't have to solve the problem on your own. You can ask people who have similar problem for advice like what to do and what they did. Sometimes, it feels better to have someone by your side even if it just for emotional support.
Among other things, actually you can find a lesson within the problem. Things happen for a reason right? Perhaps it alerts us to improve or simply teach us the value of our life. If you try to see the problem from every angle, there is always a good side of it. Finding the positive part of the problem can reduce its negative emotional impact. Ask yourself : How can I use this? What is the good thing about this? What can I learn from this?
Last but not least, don't forget to pray. When you feel its too hard and the world seems to turn it back to you, let God deal with it. Even if its not your fault, you cannot always win. Sometimes life can be so cruel, so remember, if you fail its not the end of the world. Be positive because it will keep you going...
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