Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
If we can take life’s obstacles and say, “OK, it is what it is. Now how am I going to deal with this? What am I going to do next? What can I do to make the situation better?” we can reframe these obstacles in a positive way – viewing them as an opportunity to learn and grow and get stronger. This is a significant shift in the way that most addicts tend to think (where we try to shift blame and hope that someone else will step in and clean up the mess). With this different and infinitely more upbeat way of thinking, instead of throwing in the towel, we stick our nose into the situation and find a way to push through it. In so doing, we learn valuable lessons that help us live our lives differently moving forward.
Just for Today
Look for an obstacle to overcome and embrace the opportunity.