I have been thinking a lot lately about a tendency we all have. It’s so common, perhaps because it’s just what happens naturally, but the solution is simple if we just do a bit of quality control on our thinking.
When things don’t go as we want, we get unhappy. We focus on things that go wrong often exclusively until we feel even worse. And then we wonder why we feel stuck. But thinking in a state of upset isn’t going to help us access our resourcefulness and won’t awaken our creativity so we can respond to situations and circumstances artfully to create change.
When things go wrong what we need to do is get into the best state possible. We need to do anything to feel good, because it is from a state of feeling good that we come up with creative approaches and solutions to challenges.
When things aren’t going the way I want, I listen to my favourite music. Music always makes me feel energized, and from this pleasant state, I then think about “problems”. When I do this I have brilliant and creative ideas that make anything I was thinking of as a problem into something minor and nothing more than a temporary setback.