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Can’t solve your problems? Check your mental state

19 October 2015, 14:46 Anne Muigai

Every problem has a solution and an end. Regardless of the problems we have to face; there is always a solution because we have nothing to deal with but our thoughts. Our problems only end when we shape our thoughts towards stability.

The ability to develop a stable mental state to deal with difficulties is essential for every person. No matter how tough times get, we should have the potential to achieve the best in life. Developing a strong and positive mindset is the very beginning of this victorious journey. With the right mental standing, you can overcome any obstacles that life presents to you. Remember the adage, tough times don’t last, but tough people do. The saying is true and practical in a massive way. I have encountered people struggling with hardship, low self-value and image. After several interactions, their biggest adversity was a negative mind frame that marred them from constructing a way to handle their problems.

Most people with a negative mindset find it hard to solve their problems, which keep recurring over time. So how can we possibly develop the right mind frame to handle problems?

The tougher it gets, the tougher we have a chance to become stronger and more skillful. The first thing to do is to take and approach your problems in a positive manner. A close friend says that the sun doesn’t always shine; sometimes we encounter storms, deaths, earthquakes, losses, and fires. These problems are barely inevitable, and thus, we have to face them with the right mindset. Experts say that it is very crucial that you create a “bull-dog” determination and a “burning desire,” that will eventually trim down all difficult encounters.

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Learn to see a positive in every negative. As much as we suffer when we encounter problems, there seems always to be a hidden positive in all our difficulties. The Chinese pride in an old saying.” within every adversity in life, there is always a seed of an equivalent or greater benefit. Our duty is to look for it, find it, and act on it.”

I read a piece that inspires me to see the positive in every situation: we learn courage when we face danger. We learn patience when we endure suffering. We learn tenderness when we taste pain. We learn to prize true friends when false ones forsake us. We treasure health when illness strikes. We learn to prize freedom when we are in danger of losing it.

Without trouble, we would be like plants that have sprouted, and grown in the overprotected shelter of a hothouse, too tender to ever live in the open.

The point here is to create a mindset that appreciates everything that life offers or rather, approach every situation with a stable frame of mind.

Only with courage and will can we handle difficult situations.

Someone said, “Success is not measured by what a person accomplishes, but by the opposition they have encountered, and by the courage with which they have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.”

I hope that this propels you to develop a stable mental state to help you overcome your problems.

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