Tag: positive thinking

How To Change Obstacles Into Opportunities

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You can change your problems into opportunities. The best way is to change your mindset. It is to change how you look at problems. You cannot live a problem-free life. Not possible. If you want to learn from your problems, take them as learning opportunities. Don’t take your problems as problems. If you look at them well enough, you will see what you have been looking for- peace.

“If you don’t take action to change your problem, your problem will change you.”

When you hit a road block on your way to success, take it as a challenge, not a setback. Find a way to make it work to your advantage. Find a way to make things better. Don’t run away from your problems. If you do, they will get bigger. You have power over your problems. Norman Vincent Peale said, “When obstacles or difficulties arise, the positive thinker takes them as creative opportunities. He welcomes the challenge of a tough problem and looks for ways to turn it to advantage.” That is what you should do when you run into one.

Running away from your problems is not solving them. But taking actions to make them work for you, not against you, is all you need to do. Don’t kid yourself! It is okay to think positively. But to be really honest, if you don’t take a positive action, your problem won’t go away. If you don’t take action to change your problem, your problem will change you.

How To Live Well During Hard Times

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Whatever you are going through right now is not who you are. It is what is happening. Don’t try to resist it. Don’t even try to fix it if you cannot. But do not let it take you down. Instead of worrying about it, focus your thoughts and energy on making it better.

When something is already bad, it is your responsibility to make it better, not worse. You can make your situation or your condition better by focusing your thoughts on positive things. Try as much as possible to remove all negative thoughts from your mind. Because the more you focus on negative things, the more negative things you will attract into your life. Don’t do that to yourself. You have the power to change your life. No one can change you but you.

Sometimes we create our own hard times. We focus our thoughts on what is not working for us. When you focus on what is not working for you, you will always find what is not working. You will always focus on problems, not solutions. If you really want to live well during hard times, according to Augustine of Hippo, “Bad times, hard times, this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good. We are the times: Such as we are, such as the times.”

“Such as we are, such are the times.”

Augustine of Hippo

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