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Do You Create Solutions or Worry About Problems?

Life is about keeping things in perspective.

Where is your focus?

Where we are in Louisville, it’s pretty gray in the winter … more gray than sun.  And lately I’ve noticed more people complaining about the weather …

“It’s SOOOO gray, I just want to crawl back into bed…”

“It’s SOOO cold, I can’t leave my house…”

"I CAN'T exercise today, I NEED the sun for that…"

And so on.

But if you choose to live in this area, where it is always pretty gray in the winter, what is complaining about it going to do?

Surely won't change the weather.  Don't get me wrong, sun would be nice … but complaining about it won't make it happen.

It reminds me about people who are addicted to the news.

You turn it on and hear about the debt.  The unemployment is higher than ever.  Health care debates – one side thinks it’s the greatest thing in the world, the other thinks it’s going to be the end of the world.

I'm not saying you should be unaware of current events, but just curious how that helps YOUR future?

Take time for YOU – worrying about problems takes time away from creating solutions.

You likely have heard the story how many super successful people started their businesses in a “down” economy – Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and many others.

They didn’t focus on how everything in the world wasn’t going their way – they created their way!

How does this apply to YOU?

If you’re always focusing on “My body will NEVER look good…” or “I will NEVER be able to wear XYZ…” etc, then you’re right, you won’t.

Put on your blinders like a horse racing in the Kentucky Derby and forge ahead towards your goals.

You are the only person who can create your future — if you're waiting for the "perfect day" or "perfect time" to do something, it's going to be awhile.

2 Responses to Do You Create Solutions or Worry About Problems?

  1. Shelly January 27, 2010 at 11:17 am #

    I really like this post, it reminds me of how you all sign your daily emails, "create an amazing day!" I say that to myself many times throughout my days to remind myself that I can decide if today is a good or bad day by how I respond to things that come my way. :)

  2. Kristi Jedlicki Levenhagen January 27, 2010 at 1:47 pm #

    Being as positive about myself as I am about others is a focus for me, and this newsletter was a great reminder!

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