In our last blog offering, my wife and TRS Co-Founder Glei Mantell came in and did a video with me for the first time. For those of you who haven’t yet worked with us, this was your first opportunity to meet and get to know her.
The response to that video was so wonderfully positive, we couldn’t wait to do another one for you this week!
Half Empty, Or Half Full?
In life, problems are inevitable. In fact, it’s impossible to grow and mature without obstacles we take on and conquer. This proves even more valuable when the challenge was one we didn’t think we could handle, only to eventually find that we could. What we learn in the process often helps us avoid such challenges in the future. Our confidence often skyrockets as well.
The way we each tackle problems, however, varies from person to person. It’s probably fair to say most people spend far too much time reviewing, ruminating on and worrying about the problem, versus taking action to resolve it.
While worry is certainly far from the most productive way of handling life’s inevitable problems, it’s also absolutely normal for us to be doing this. It’s human nature to want to try to review a problem from every possible angle. In doing so, we hope to hit on a possible solution – or at least find a way to avoid being hurt by the situation too much.
That said, far too many people are in the habit of laser-beam focusing their attention squarely on the problem without ever getting to serious, directed thinking about a solution – much less an ideal one.
Ever ask questions like these?
- “Why do I pull so much?”
- “Why does this always happen to me?”
- “Why did I have to get trichotillomania?”
- “What’s going to happen if this doesn’t get fixed?”
- “Why am I so [fat], [slow], [tired], [undisciplined], [substitute your problem here]?”
The challenge with questions like these is (of course) they cause us to focus on the problem – not the solution.
And wherever we place the focus of our mind, more of that tends to show up in our world.
Energy Flows Where Your Attention Goes
Ever heard that saying?
Here’s another one: “We become what we think about.”
When it comes to sufferers of trichotillomania, there’s a lesson here. You already know what the “problem” is. You pull your hair even though you don’t want to be doing that anymore. Couldn’t be simpler, right?
So then let’s drop that for now, and instead start thinking about what you want instead.
Why? Because when you start doing that instead, you’re far more likely to achieve the healing you’ve only dreamed about before now.
Care to learn more? Enjoy this week’s video here.
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