Life is merciless and can come at a rapid pace that leaves us breathless and feeling helpless. The thing to remember at such times is, this too shall pass. It’s a cliché, but it’s still true. Moments both good and bad only last for moments.
Sometimes all it takes to change a situation is to change your perspective. My art teacher taught me long ago, when getting frustrated while working on a portrait a long time, sometimes you get too close to the subject and the picture can start to look off. The best thing to do is put the picture up awhile, go do something else, then come back to it later. When you take it out later, turn it upside down and you will immediately see any flaws in the portrait.
There are a lot of things that work the same way. When you work on something a long while, your stress level and emotional involvement can skew your perspective. It’s important to work with a partner, or have trusted friends who will tell you when something is off, or perhaps help you take a break and see things differently.
Finances, for instance, can weigh heavily on the mind, cause lack of sleep, stomach aches, and stress that affects the body and mind. Still, we have the option to ask for help, seek guidance, and the ability to look up possible solutions literally at our fingertips.
Jim Rohn said, “Everything you need is already available to you.” I had to think about that awhile, because I tell you, it didn’t feel like everything I needed was available earlier this year. Yet, after reading books, studying classes, searching for resources and taking advantage of just part of the things I have access too and have available to me, I realize Jim Rohn is right.
Don’t allow yourself to feel cornered or down. You have a choice, you are in control of your attitude and the emotions you choose to use at any given moment. If what you’re doing each day doesn’t leave you feeling fulfilled, or like your accomplishing something, happy, or content, then take a look at what’s going on in your life and how you’re responding. Perhaps you need a break, a change in perspective.
Cherry Coley ©