Archive for July, 2012

Difficulties

By CreativeWings, 2 July, 2012, No Comment

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston Churchill

I was watching a new show, and one of the characters said, “The easy stuff is easy, it’s the difficult stuff that is … well, difficult.” Made me laugh out loud, and then made me think.
Everyone goes through difficult times in his or her lives, and each of us finds our own way to deal with it.
For me, it has been very helpful to let go of my delusional belief that I alone can control the outcome of the difficulty.

I can gather information, I can do whatever I am able to do to help out, I can listen and respond with love, and I can try to find the opportunity in the situation, but what I can’t do is bend it to my will.
There are still times when I forget this – many, many times. Thankfully, I have an amazing coach that brings it to my attention.

Difficult stuff is just that, difficult. However, there are big opportunities for learning in them.