Here we are looking at some more solutions to challenges around us as individuals and how we view ourselves as either winners or losers. How we look at ourselves in terms of success or failure and how we can solve some of these issues.
• Words: Think about the words that you use. Change your mindset and instead looking at “problems”, look at ‘challenges; or ‘opportunities’. The way that we use words and what they mean to your subconscious minds is very important to how we look at ourselves and how we judge ourselves.
I am sure that we are all aware of the thinking around affirmation and how if we tell ourselves, often enough and long enough, how excellent we are that we will eventually believe it. Surely then if we continue to say the words “challenges” or “opportunities”, we will start looking for opportunities and finding solutions to challenges!
• I am sitting at a “Women Making a Difference In Africa Conference” as I write this and so far this morning, all the speeches have been about ‘doom and gloom’. My upbeat and optimistic mood of this morning has definitely slipped its moorings and has drifted somewhat southwards. As I look around the people in the room, the looks on their faces speak volumes. Some are bored to tears, some are filled with fear, some are angry at what is being said and me . . . well I have found something useful to occupy my time . . I am writing this article and rising to this particular occasion.
You see, I refuse to be engulfed in the fear that is all around us. I refuse to live my life in accordance with what other people desire to do in their own lives.
For me it is of the utmost importance to get past the fear and pessimism if I want my life and my life’s purpose to inspire greatness in others.
Next week will be the final part in sharing some of the solutions to the challenges that we may encounter as we all attempt to rise to the challenge.