Approaching Life Differently

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If nothing changes, nothing changes.

When the road gets difficult, we can embrace the challenge and think about it as a chance to make ourselves and the world a better place. Or we can look around for someone else to blame. “If so and so hadn’t done such and such, I wouldn’t have relapsed.” Pointing fingers in this way is human nature. But usually it gets us nowhere fast. Instead of blaming someone else for our problems, maybe we should try something different—accepting the situation as it is and figuring out a plan for moving forward in a successful and productive way. If we don’t take this approach, nothing gets fixed, and nothing gets better.

Just for Today
When things go awry, I will ask myself: “How can I fix this?” And then I will do it.