Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.
Good morning, friends! It’s great to connect with you again this week. Let’s start the week with energy!
Recall the last genuinely difficult challenge you faced. Was your mind a help or a hindrance? Probably a bit of both. While our minds can be blessings, when we face life obstacles we tend to create mental walls, moats, roadblocks, etc. to justify failure. Failure is easier to accept if we see it coming a mile away.
Yet how many times (most if we are honest!) are those walls made of marshmallows, or those moats dry as bones, or those roadblocks molehills instead of mountains??? The justifications are merely manifestations of fear, and the obstacles are false distractions from the issue. Once faced objectively, difficulties typically have reasonable paths to solution. Those paths may require change, or great effort, or even loss, but solutions are typically less impossible than our minds make them out to be.
Let’s accept that our minds will play tricks on us in challenging, stressful times. But let’s not surrender to the tricks; let’s see them for what they are and bust through the marshmallows, walk across the dry bones, and step over the molehills on our way to solutions. The solution may not be easy, but it’s rarely as hard as we imagine it to be. Are you stronger than a marshmallow??? I know you are, so tackle that big challenge today! I have faith in you! Have a great week.