Life is Difficult!

Posted by RR 25 days ago
Life is Difficult!
“Living our purpose doesn’t require ideal circumstances, it requires us to aim for our ideal in less than ideal circumstances.”
After experiencing 2020, ‘Life is Difficult’, may seem like quite an understatement. But have you ever really thought about the fact that ‘life is difficult’? These, or similar words, have repeatedly been expressed throughout the history of mankind; Buddha: Life is suffering, Christ: “through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God”.
Why all the suffering and tribulation? Probably the best way to answer this question is to ask the opposite one. What would life be like if we had everything we wanted when we wanted it? You might reply blissful, yet can you imagine that? What would motivate you? What would challenge you? What would be the story of your life without challenge and tribulation? There would be no story, nothing. There wouldn’t even be a decent conversation. The only reason there is a ‘you’ worth contemplating is precisely because life is difficult.
Perhaps we just need to do a better job of managing difficulties?
To do so, you need to realise the power of your thoughts. Your thoughts determine the choices you make, the action you take and the results you get. In other words, YOU create your reality by what you focus your thoughts on.
What are you focusing your thoughts on?
Recent research reveals that we have, on average, 6200 thoughts per day. That number has been put as high as 60,000 by earlier research. Regardless the actual number, the interesting research is that 80% of those thoughts are negative and 95% are repetitive.
When you go shopping, do you sit down and make a very long list of all the things you don’t want to buy? Of course not. That would be stupid. Yet, we walk around all day with our mind repeating to us the long list of things we don’t want to happen. It is no wonder we not only don’t get what we want but feel exhausted by the process of trying to get it. Remember, we create our reality by what we focus our thoughts on.
Life is difficult enough without purposefully, or at least mindlessly, making it more difficult. When you embrace the challenge of your journey, set a worthy and exciting path that focuses on what you need to be doing to succeed, your life takes on a feeling of clarity, purpose and freedom. Your challenges turn into vehicles of triumph.
If you’d like more control over your life’s journey, please consider joining us on May 15th & 22nd for the 2-day program, The Guiding Light, or contact me for a private coaching session.

Brian MacDougall
Executive Coach
The Brain Furniture
+852 9808 5500

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