The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Author Unknown
wishing you Beautiful Dreams
When The Going Gets Tough …
By Debra Braden
all, what does a tough situation or problem look like to you?
Does it mean that you’re business isn’t making the money you
thought it would? Does it
mean that you’re behind in your bills and your rent?
Does it mean that your marriage isn’t going the way you’d
planned? Does it mean that
you can’t quit smoking or stay on a diet?
interesting is that other people may experience the same situations that
you consider “tough” or problems, but they look at these situations as
“challenges” or “opportunities.”
Just the simple method of using a different word gives things a
For example, using the phrase “set aside” has a different
connotation than “give up.”
Setting something aside gives the impression that this was a
Giving something up gives the impression that this was a decision
based upon some type of pressure and not a choice at all.
“Give up” implies some type of loss, whereas “setting
aside” implies positive choice.
Do you see how changing your wording seems to change the situation?
Thinking of things as "tough" or "problems" can
bring on a feeling of helplessness.
You tend to think in negative terms of “Why Me”, you have a
Thinking of things as challenges or opportunities causes your mind
to start working on solutions instead of complaints.
it for yourself.
When something occurs that you normally consider “tough” or a
“problem”, change your wording and notice how your mind begins to deal
with the situation in a different manner.
the going gets tough, the tough get going is a popular phrase, but it’s
You have to stop and think about what’s going on and how you’ve
decided to view it (which will determine how you’re going to handle it)
…. before you get going.
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