Tough Times Never Last, but Tough People Do!
Thoughts cause feelings, and the wrong kinds of thoughts can cause stressful feelings. We canlook at the same event different ways. One is in the optimistic way and the other is pessimistically.It is the age old debate of whether to look at the glass as half full or as half empty.It helps if you can learn to look at the good things in life rather than the ugly. For example, if yougot into a car accident and damaged your car, you can sit there and feel sorry for yourself, orangry for losing the car. These are all self-defeating. On the other hand, you can thank God thatyou were not killed or, worse yet, maimed in the car accidents. When you look at life's events likethat you will have something to smile at every event and that is the power of positive living.
Guidelines for looking at problems in the proper perspective:
* Every Living Human Being Has Problems.1. Perhaps you are unhappy with your work. Isn't it good that you have a job rather than beingunemployed? Many people have the mistaken notion that successful people do not have anyproblems. It is not true. Success tends to breed its own set of problems.2. Everyone has problems. A problem-free life is an illusion - a mirage in the desert. Accept thefact that everyone has problems. This will help you to move on with your life rather than sittingand feeling pity for yourself.* Every Problem Has A Limited Life Span1. Every mountain has a peak and every valley has a low point. Similarly, life has its ups anddowns. No one is up all the time or down all the time.2. Problems do get resolved in the long term. They don't last forever. History teaches that everyproblem has a limited life span.3. Your problems will not live forever; but you will! Storms are followed by sunshine. Winter isfollowed by spring. Your problems will get resolved given enough time.