Power over Problems

I believe that most of us have more capabilities, abilities and power than we’re usually able to see or willing to acknowledge. We get told by too many people that we’re incapable or only what we did wrong is mentioned and our self-esteem suffers. But it’s not about being cocky and self-important, it’s about our ability to deal with our lives and the things we face in them. It’s about believing in yourself yes, but it’s also about knowing that you’re capable of conquering your challenges, or finding the support to be able to do so.

Some of us choose to run from our problems and others choose to face them head on. Sometimes a softer approach is better, but softer doesn’t mean not doing anything; usually ignoring problems means that they’ll just get bigger. I don’t know about you but I would rather face a smaller problem and deal with it sooner rather than waiting and then having to deal with a much bigger one.

Trouble and challenges are part of our lives, they’re not going away any time soon. But if we believe that we do have power over them I know it would make a big difference. We can see the power that problems have over us, they screw up our lives from the past as well as in the present. After all, how many time has trouble from your past resurfaced and created problems in your present or for your future? But we have the ability to stand up for ourselves, to truly change our lives from those past mistakes, to create a better or different future for ourselves. It takes a lot of work, and sometimes a fresh start in a new house, city, relationship or job, but it’s possible.

Our future is determined by our ability to create it. Your past will shape your future, whether you let it dictate the future or use it as a tool to help you create a better one is up to you. No one says that you have to lie down and let the future and future troubles run over you. I encourage you to choose to be strong and create a future that empowers you.

“I’ve heard there are troubles of more than one kind; some come from ahead, and some come from behind. But I’ve brought a big bat. I’m all ready, you see; now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” Dr. Seuss


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