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.
It is about your own attitude. You have what it takes to change yourself, your life. You have the power to change yourself. No one can help you if you are not ready to help yourself. No one can push you to do what you don’t want to do. No one can tell you to change your life. It depends on what you want to achieve in your life.
“No man is ever created without the inherent power in himself to help himself.”- Charles F. Haanel
If you want to achieve greatness in your life, you have the power to change your life. You were created to defend yourself. You were not created to depend on people to help you solve your problems. They don’t even know your problems. If they don’t know what you are going through, how can they help you solve it? They can’t.
If you want to grow, change is necessary. It is important. It is what you need to get to the next level. If you hate change, you won’t grow. Change is difficult, but doable. Change requires awareness. For any change to be effective, for any change to give you what you want, you must know why you want to change. If you don’t know why you want to change, if you don’t know what you want to change, how can you change yourself?
“Change starts with you.”
You don’t have the power to change yesterday, but you have the power to change today. And if you want to change your future, start today. Because your future is happening right now. What you are doing right now is creating your future. If you want your future to be better than today, you must stay in the game. Because life is a game.