How did you react to that statement?
Did you nod your head in agreement, or did it feel wrong?
Do you find that your life is full of problems that ‘drag’ on you, or do you seem to think of the problems in your life as transient while you figure them out?
Some people describe this as focusing on problems vs. focussing on solutions.
Which do you think would work better or more easily lead to happiness?
We all have stuff/problems we are grappling with and it’s how we react to this that makes the difference.
What’s in your life at the moment?
Focus on what you can fix, change, leverage, spin, and learn from.
Don’t focus on the unfixable (although you may need to manage risk from it).
What you can’t fix, let it go so it doesn’t ‘drag’ on you and weigh you down.
Move on. Let the thought go. Think of a solution instead.
This page includes that excellent quote from Einstein.
My best wishes, Paul
By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Expert on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of bestsellers “Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle”
and “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times”
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