It’s very easy to crash your own pity party when something doesn’t go as planned or as hoped for. We know that in life, the rug is going to get pulled out from under our toes. Somebody is going to do something that makes us angry or upset. We are going to make choices that don’t serve us well, and we will end up paying the consequences. These things are inevitable. We can’t always control the negative things that happen in our lives, but what we can do is figure out how to pull ourselves back up, put the pieces back together, and move forward.
“Identify your problems, but give your power and energy to solutions.” — Tony Robins
To me, this quote encourages us to acknowledge the things that aren’t working out in our favor, but only giving it a moment of our attention. Then, rather than dwelling on the negativity, we shift our focus, honing in on what we are going to do about it.
We all have that one friend who despises his or her job and complains about it nonstop. If they listened to Tony Robbins, they’d be proactive in finding a solution such as meeting with a recruiter, submitting applications elsewhere, or taking online courses required for a job they would find joy in. This is something we’re all guilty of at some point, for a variety of reasons.
Is there a problematic place in your world where you can shift your energy toward a solution? I’m giving myself a personal challenge to identify those situations and switch my focus to finding solutions. You should join me!
If you’re comfortable sharing your problems, I’d love for you to leave a comment addressing your negative situation, and the positive approach you can take to change it. Support each other, listen to each other, but most of all, encourage each other to be the best each of us can be.