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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Feeling Stuck? Got Problems? Embrace Your Struggles and Use to Grow

All things seemingly good or bad work in my favor.
Susan J Meyerott, affirmation artist

For every evil under the sun,
There is a remedy or there is none.
If there be one, try to find it;
If there be none, never mind it.
Old Nursery Rhyme

Got Problems? Feeling Stuck? Seek Solutions or Let it Go
  • What's got your attention right now? 
  • What little niggling problem are you facing? 
  • What's worrying you?

Life presents us with problems to solve, not problems to keep us stuck. But sometimes the way we address challenges thrown at us we take it way too personal--as if life was 'out to get us'--or we have been singled out for this special hell.

Truth be told, we're all capable of getting mired in feeling sorry for ourselves and whining about our 'predicament' when we initially confront new life issues. We ask 'why me?' or sit in a sad stupor thinking about the unfairness of it all. 

But if we are to get through life with any sense of enjoyment we must embrace our struggles and use them to grow. Or as the old nursery rhyme says if there is a remedy try to find it; but if there is none never mind it.

My life and struggles are meaningful and rewarding
Susan J Meyerott, affirmation artist

Define 'The Evil', Seek Solutions, Take Action, Move On

So when you're done feeling stuck and ready to move on, step past your problems into seeking solutions. Embrace your challenges and choose to see all things seemingly good or bad work in your favor.

What is your current challenge?
  • Define the problem. Collect enough information to define the problem. Where does it hurt? What's bothering me?
  • Seek Solutions
  • Take Actions What can I do? How do I take action?What exercises can I do? Who can I talk to? What can I look up?
  • Move on if there are no solutions. Accept what is and learn 'to play a poor hand well'.

I let go of obsessing about things I can't change
Susan J Meyerott, affirmation artist

'Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.'  Robert Louis Stevenson

'What I say is patience, and shuffle the cards.' Miguel de Cervantes

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Jean | said...

Susan, every time I read your posts, I am struck by the thought that you are a wonderful combination of common sense and creativity!

Susan J Meyerott, M.S. said...

Wow, Jean...I'll take that compliment!