Today’s post has been written by our awesome guest, Ulf Dieter Koepp. Thank you Ulf for sharing these lovely words.
Change your Attitude:
With things like Matric Results and New Year Resolutions, people have two choices: flee from problems and disappointments, OR, fight to improve those problems. The human mind is a complex system – and it is so interesting to see how we all react differently to the situations in our lives.
As people, we want our lives to go our way and according to our plans. Well, life doesn’t work that way and things like obstacles, difficulties and unexpected life situations help us to develop and to mature.
We are all looking for solutions to our problems. Often, we expect people or a specific person to solve all our problems for us. In a sense, we are looking for a kind of a ‘Messiah’ to show us the way through our problems.
As part of our human experience, we will all be confronted with situations that are difficult and unpleasant. We might not be able to completely change our situations (some things just cannot be changed). But, we are always able to change our attitudes. Always.
I love this quote from Hellen Keller, whom I admire for her victorious approach over her severe disabilities (being blind and deaf).
This is what she said:
The world is looking for people who can deal with and flourish during difficult times. Are you one of those people?
You can change your attitude. You can choose to be more positive. You can choose to find meaning in your life.
You are stronger than you think you are!