Do you feel stuck in a situation or have a problem and not know what do?
Perhaps you are facing a dilemma at work, a relationship conflict, a parenting challenge, a diagnosis, or a financial setback.
Maybe you’re hoping a situation or person will change to make things better.
Here is a way you can never go wrong (even if circumstances or people don’t change).
Decide who you want to be in this situation, facing this problem.
This decision can take you from a feeling of powerlessness (waiting on circumstances or people) to a position of power and meaning.
Place your focus on what you can do. This is where you have control. Instantly.
What do you want to stand for in the face of this?
What values do you want to live by (For examples, click here)?
What kind of person do you want to be?
How would that kind of person act? What next step would she take?
This is how you do your best.
It also happens to be your best bet at improving a situation, solving a problem, and influencing another person.
You can be the person you want to be even in the most difficult of circumstances. For an extreme example, check out Viktor E. Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning.
Life is hard. How do you want to show up for it?