When a problem or challenge arises, and you become aware of it, you have to make a choice.
There is no way out because even not choosing is a choice.
You have to decide where to point your attention.
You can close your eyes and act as if the problem doesn’t exist. After a while, you may even convince yourself of that.
You can stare at the challenge hoping that somehow it will sort out on its own.
You can point your attention to your feet or up to the sky, waiting for someone or something else to sort everything out for you.
You can look backwards, hoping to go back to life as it was before you became aware of the challenge. When the grass was greener, and everything was better.
You can point your attention forward, beyond the challenge to find a way out or a way through.
Or you can make your unique mix of different nuances of all those choices.
There are not good or bad choices, per se.
It’s your choice, it will reflect who you are and where you are in your life journey.
However, be aware that the decision of where you point your attention will inform the outcome. My wish for you is for your choice to be a conscious one.
Picture from BeTheChange cards by Vanessa Jane Smith.