"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. When something comes up how do you handle it? I use to get frustrated, worried, and stressed. Now I look at things that happen and ask myself, What can I learn from this? How can I make it better? What is the best solution? If I focus on the problems, I get more of them. I don't even see things as problems anymore; I just see things as results. The joy is in the journey, and the little challenges you have along the way are just the Higher Powers of testing you to see how bad you want something." ~ Adam Packard, Stay The Course
I live my life by the first part of this quote. You cannot change what does happen to you, but you can chose how to react to it. Things happen and they happen for a reason. People, opportunities, sadness, happiness, hurt, pain, joy, pride.... any of it can happen to you at any moment and there is never much you can do about it other than chose how to react to it.
The above quote is like the story of my life. I too use to be one to get frustrated, worried, and stressed when things happened. I use to look at things in such a negative way mainly because I would have preferred them to be different, but that isn't something I can control. I can only control how I let it affect me. You have the same choice to make to.
The three questions mentioned in the quote, "What can I learn from this? How can I make it better? What is the best solution?" ... Ask yourself these questions. Make it a habit. See what a new and different perspective it will open your eyes to.
Adam is right. You won't see things as problems anymore. You will see them as results. Results of how you chose to react to the things that happen to you. If you don't like the results you are getting, change what you are doing. Figure out what it is that will get the results you want.
If you want something bad enough, the challenges you face to achieve what you want won't hold you back. They will only test you to see how badly you want it.
How bad do you want it? Are you going to let the small bumps in the road stop you? Are you weak enough to give in an give up?
Life is a choice. And you have the power to chose. Only you can control your thoughts, your actions, your emotions. And only you can chose how things will affect you, how you will react to them.
How will you chose to react? Will it provide the result you are wanting? Will it lead you to where you want to go?