The Plot To Steal Joy: Day 7

Day 7 Unfolds:

I realized that as long as there is life, as long as we breathe, problems are bound to present themselves. Life isn’t a bed of roses. Life is a freeway. It’s a journey filled with fast and slow days, smooth traffic and congestion, good and bad people, ups and downs.

If problems are coming my way whether I like it or not, I’ve got to change the way I perceive them rather than to throw my hands up in despair and give up.

Perspective changes everything. How we perceive a situation changes our response to it.

Here’s my renewed perspective on problems:

Problems are not meant to stop or drown us. Problems are meant to help us control our emotions, grow in patience, think outside the box, grow in wisdom and cultivate better people management.

When I look at problems through this new lens, it changes the game. Now I longer get anxious when problems show up. I see problems as an opportunity to grow. And I welcome that opportunity.

Today’s score:

Joy: 1. Anxiety: 0.