Ripples #717: Mini-Puzzles!
For our tribe of 31,176 busy people who share encouragement and gratitude.
If you find a path with no obstacles,
it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.
-Frank A Clark, shared by Susan in Woodland, CA
It’s life’s complexities
that make it fun;
mini-puzzles all over the place
just waiting to be skillfully solved!
-written and shared by Holly from South Jersey
Life ain’t always easy.
Depending upon what your life is currently like, your reaction to this statement could range anywhere from a slight nod and shrug all the way up to a sarcastic, “Duh!” or maybe even all the way to screaming, “TELL ME SOMETHING I DON’T KNOW, AND THEN TELL ME HOW TO FIX MY CRAPPY LIFE!”
The bad news is that I don’t likely have the answers to fix all the challenges you’re facing right now. The good news is that there are more answers within you than you might realize, and one of the most useful way to transform obstacles into opportunities is to change how you view them. The trick is to tweak your attitude just a bit; shift your perspective enough to see your current difficulties as mini-puzzles that, once solved, will help you acquire new skills. The bigger the puzzle, the more difficult this can be AND the more lessons you can learn from it. Of course, shifting your attitude alone won’t solve the puzzles. It will, however, unlock significant internal resources to help you get started.