We all have problems and issues that we are facing in our lives. This is something that we must deal with our entire lives because problems come and they go. When problems go, new ones arrive and this is the cycle that repeats itself over and over. Maybe you’re immobilized and stuck on fear, self-pity, regret, anger, resentment or self-loathing. However, If you get stuck on allowing yourself to continually focus on the problem or the emotion then you are not moving forward and you’re not looking ahead to a solution. The bottom line is you must ask yourself, do you want to put energy into something that is keeping you stuck in place and not moving you forward?
You have a choice. You can either move forward away from those feelings or stay where you are. You can choose to feed your faith that things will get better or feed the negative emotions, but you can’t feed both. Those are the options, but often times we get stuck in a cycle of dwelling on bad things that have happened. However, sometimes bad events, circumstances or people are instrumental in creating a turning point in our lives for something good, driving us towards fulfilling our dreams, destinies or lifting up others along the way.
Without the darkness there would be no light. Without sorrow there would be no joy. Without despair there would be no hope. Without having faced opposition in my life, I wouldn’t be the person that I am today. I wouldn’t have learned the lessons that I have or be as strong as I am, resourceful or as creative. I wouldn’t possess the determination that I do to persist and move forward through every obstacle. The fundamental reason for that is this; pressure creates diamonds.
When we are put under pressure new qualities emerge. Being positive and having faith in the face of adversity exercises qualities within us that are weak. Think of your faith or positivity as a muscle that must be exercised. If you don’t exercise it, it will shrivel and atrophy. Also, consider looking to your left and then to your right to examine the company you are keeping. Who are the people that you are looking to for support? Are they negative or positive? If they are negative and not bringing positivity into your life then maybe it is time to reexamine the relationship. We have enough negativity all on our own.
Until next time, Live Authentic. Live Intentional. Pursue your dream. Live with purpose.