By Miles Krol, Founder of Milesfit
Life is full of challenges. They are par for the course. To have obstacles is part of the human journey.
Challenges are there to push us out of our comfort zone. We don't want them at the level of the ego, but we need them at the level of our spirit.
Problems are the catalysts that ignite our resourcefulness, creativity, perseverance, and grit. They are gifts in disguise nudging us to discover and uncover more of ourselves (our hidden talents and abilities).
When we experience obstacles, our default response is typically a negative reaction of some kind (our innate survival response to get away from pain and find safer-grounds).
If we can take a moment to catch ourselves in this state-of-being, breathe, and clear our minds, we can start shifting our perspective and transmute sour lemonades of discomfort into sweet lemonade of opportunity and personal growth.
The next time you're experiencing a challenge of some kind, try to take a step back and experience a broader perspective (easier said than done, but it's worth a shot).
Ask yourself the question: "What's good about this?" Questions are powerful tools to shift our focus and feelings.
We feel what we focus on, therefore, asking empowering and curious questions pave a new path for the mind to follow towards greener pastures.