Monday, July 30, 2012
The Magical Function of Considering Alternatives
There are habits that you can develop which will bring a much higher quality of life to you. I consider these habits of mind and action as having magical function, as the benefits they bring can seem like magic. I have blogged about magical function before. Recently I realized that the habit of looking at your options, or considering alternatives can have magical function. When you are up against the wall or in a sticky situation it can be very stressful. The tendency is to feel despair and give up. But if you are in the habit of considering your alternatives you are likely to find a way to solve your problem. Sometimes it is as simple as redefining the problem. Sometimes it is much more. But if you have a mind set of being a resourceful person you will probably get through your tough time. Don't bother to stress yourself out or waste time by saying "It should be this way or that". It is as it is. Or it is what it seems to be at first glance. Now get busy and see what options, resources, or alternatives you have. Weigh your choices and go for something better. Adopt an attitude that you are a learner and you can learn from this situation. Maybe you will learn to avoid situations like this in the future. What ever the lesson you choose to learn, whatever choice you make, know that it is your magic that you bring to yourself. May the spark be with you.