I hope you’re good today. Life is a beautiful journey. However, at times it can be very challenging. It’s human nature to want to advance, to create, to serve, to live in better surroundings and to advance in our activities. There is nothing wrong with desiring a better life. This is healthy! Some spiritual teachers will argue by saying that to desire is the route of all suffering however, to not want to desire, is a desire in itself. So, let’s not fall for the misnomer of pretending we don’t want a better life.
The reality is this: to gain anything worthwhile for the long haul takes a lot of intelligent work (actions) and of course, perseverance. Sadly, millions of people spend hours dreaming, thinking and talking about what they want in life. However, thinking and talking isn’t enough. Action is required. Unfortunately, when these people start to put in the action and come up against their “perceived” obstacles, they quit.
If we investigate anyone who has contributed something special to the human experience and manifested their hearts’ dreams, quitting was never an option. They came up against countless obstacles and challenges and perhaps they had to change their game plan (strategy) along the way, however, they kept on trying until eventually it paid off.
I’m sure that you have at least one example in your own experience when you made a decision to go for something and never gave up. Within a reasonably short period of time, you made it happen. It worked!!!
Having a persistent attitude is no different from working out on a particular muscle in the gym. If you continue to work out, your muscles will continue to be strong. If you stop, however, the human muscles weaken. This is exactly the same with our attitudes towards life. We can, through habit, learn to cultivate a positive attitude that embraces challenges rather than fearing them.
The next time you come up against a challenging moment, pause and take several deep breaths. Breathe deeply and pay attention to the rhythm of your breathing (this is called meditation). You will instantly feel a sense of calm and peace within. Once you are feeling serene, move swiftly into action. Never take an action or make a decision when feeling anxious or worried.
Christopher “Divinity” Dines is an author & former House DJ who helps people to live happier and healthier lives through personal development and spirituality. Follow “Divinity” at: https://twitter.com/#!/divinitydines