One Step At A Time
All too often we find ourselves in the midst of difficult situations. It may even feel like life is falling apart at every seam.
How many of you find it easier to fall into unhealthy behavior patterns where you make excuses and play the blame game rather than take ownership for your part of the problem?
Today’s reminder is a simple one.
“Instead of making excuses, create solutions.” HD Benson
My friend, every time you find yourself making an excuse for a situation, you are robbing yourself of the power to make the changes to better your situation.
If you have found yourself drowning in a sea of problems, all of which have excuses that make them out of your power or control to change, I want you to consider these following thoughts…
- Does your negative situation really affect your life or can you walk away from it and forget about it?
- Are you able to change your situation to make it more bearable?
- Can you do “anything” besides complaining and making excuses for it to help your situation?
- Lastly, think about all of your problems and how can you think of something positive to create a solution thus changing this from a problem to a blessing?
Today’s challenge is to evaluate your difficulties which you have been making excuses for and create a solution to at least one of them to change it from a negative to a positive situation. I have a suggestion to help you with this.
When you find yourself overwhelmed by the burdens of the world, start by making one change at a time. The key to change is not about sprinting a marathon, but to pace yourself for the long run. As long as you keep moving forward, you are getting closer to the goal.
This is what you are going to do today. One creative solution at a time will keep you moving forward to changing your heart from seeing and feeling everything around you as a negative situation and you will begin to see more positive and encouraging ones instead.
My Friend, instead of making excuses I would like you to consider changing your mindset to create a solution. Today, you are going to empower yourself with the ability to become creative and create a solution to replace a negative situation with a positive one.