Let’s focus on quickly solving problems with our mantra this week. If you believe in the famous quote from Charles Swindoll, ‘Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it,’ this week’s mantra is right up your alley.
As I grow older and the more I’m exposed to other humans (especially the Skokowskis), I’m learning the power of attitude. Mr. Swindoll says, “It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.”
You can probably feel into that power when you recall a time where your attitude shifted greatly in one direction or another. The focus is to become the driver of our attitude rather than the passenger. We know we cannot change the past, we cannot change other people, and we cannot change the laws of science. Gravity, the sun rising and setting, and our inevitable death. We can control how we show up for ourselves, and the impact is meaningful.1
Obstacles are moving out of my way.
In navigating all the responsibilities we take on in life; you’ll find that we are equipped problem-solving machines. We are also problem-making machines. We love to create problems for ourselves, and we do more often than you might realize.2
I offer this simple mantra to remind you that we get to choose what, how, and when we solve problems. As I let my mind run with all the potential solutions to the puzzles in my daily life, repeating this mantra above moves me to and through solutions efficiently. I freeze less. I tap into my creativity. I’m not actively resisting when I feel into this mantra.
How does it land for you today?