Success is never a straight road with no traffic and only green lights. In reality it is more like a road with many ups and downs, and just as many detours before you get tot your destination. There will always obstacles and challenges in your way.
Rather than just accepting situations when they don’t go your way, look for alternative options or solutions to solve the problems or challenges. No matter how many challenges pop up in your life, the more flexible you are when life throws them your way, the more likely you will control your life and get what you want.
1. Expect challenges along the way - Very few things ever go exactly according to plan. When these challenges arise you won’t be caught off guard as much, and therefore feel less frustrated. Change occurs constantly, and that change is reflected in everything we do on a daily basis. Accept and embrace change so you can work with it instead of fight it.
2. Stop trying to control everything - Many times your way may not be the best way. Be open to others’ input, ideas, and suggestions. What if there is an even better outcome than the one you have in mind? If you don’t let go of control you may never be able to see that.
3. Look at change in a new way - Change is like your shadow; it will always be there. You cannot run from it, and it is best to accept it. There are positive sides to your shadow, like giving shade to your dog walking behind you. Accept change and immediately ask yourself the question, “Now that this has happened, what can I learn from it and how can I benefit from it, and what am I going to do next?” You cannot avoid the changes in life, but you have the choice in how you react to them.
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