You may not have chosen your life, but you can choose how you will live it. You may not have chosen your problems, but you can choose how you will manage them. Remember, if you want to live a peaceful life, if you want to live a successful life, if you want to be productive in your life, there is no problem-free life.
What matters is you. What really matters is where you are going. If you focus on where you are going, you will get there. But be patient with yourself. Herman Hesse said, “What matters in a person’s existence is to accept the inevitable consciously, to taste the good and bad to the full and to make for oneself a more individual, unaccidental and inward destiny alongside one’s external fate…” It is impossible to live your life without tasting the good and bad things. If you are honest with yourself, to get what you want, you must accept what you don’t want to accept.
You can’t solve a problem without first accepting it. If you want to solve a problem, you must first understand it. According to Robert H. Schuller, “Everybody has problems. No life is problem-free.” And to solve a problem, according to Robert H. Schuller, “Put your problem in proper perspective.” We all have problems. From today, you should always focus on solutions, not problems.