What if you take a gnawing problem – one that keeps coming up again and again – and turn it into the solution.
You do that by making every painful or irritating experience with this problem, a reminder to change the way you think about it by embracing a solution.
Therefore, by using every reoccurrence of a problem as a reminder to change the one thing you have control over – you – the solution actually becomes a product or the problem.
I know a person who has been suffering from muscular pain that no medication or painkiller can adequately control. So when he feels the tightening, he uses each episode to conduct muscle relaxation exercises right then and there. This retrains the pathways in the brain to do in real time something that doesn’t ameliorate the pain for now but reduces it over time by retraining his brain.
The problem does more than cause pain, it reminds him to do something about it.
And it is working!
So if you have a boss that is unreasonable, let every example of that behavior remind you to be more reasonable with others. You’ll be giving yourself a gift not a curse.
If a friend or family member is being unfair to you, make every insult or demand an occasion for you to let go of the bad feelings that person is generating.
We’ve spent a lot of time in our lives learning how to stand up to life’s problems, but the one that gets the quickest results makes each occurrence of the problem a reminder to change your behavior every time it crops up.
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