It's all too easy to focus on the negative. When something goes wrong, our natural inclination is to look at what caused it and how we can fix it.
However, when we focus on the negative circumstances surrounding a problem, we don't see any solutions. In this blog post, let’s discuss the dangers of focusing on circumstances, and how you can start seeing solutions instead!
So, Sean and I went for a walk last Sunday to see the train.
During our walk, we met a nice man named Owen, and he informed us of a big dead lizard near the garbage cans on the sidewalk and how to avoid it. Sean and I were on the lookout, but never saw it.
On the return walk back, we noticed some other big and little things we missed. We saw this huge framed photograph of Disney world - and I thought to myself, this is how life is.
When we focus too much on the circumstances, we fail to see the beauty and solutions around us. We miss the opportunity to see solutions. We become so fixated on what went wrong that we can't see any other way out.
This can lead to a feeling of helplessness and despair. If you find yourself in this situation, it's important to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.
Ask yourself: what is the problem really? What are all of the possible solutions? What would I love? Once you've identified the problem and potential solutions, you can start taking action!
Focusing on circumstances can also prevent us from taking responsibility for our own lives. If we blame our problems on outside forces, we give away our power to change things. Instead of taking control of our lives, we wait for someone else to fix the problem.
This can leave us feeling frustrated and powerless.
When we focus on solutions instead of circumstances, we open up a world of possibilities. We become solution-focused, which means that we are more likely to take action and make positive changes in our lives.
We also become more optimistic and hopeful, which helps us attract better circumstances into our lives!
If you find yourself focusing on the negative circumstances surrounding a problem, take a step back and try to see the bigger picture. Identify the real problem and brainstorm all of the possible solutions.
Once you've done this, you can start taking action towards creating better circumstances in your life!
It's easy to get bogged down in life by focusing on our problems and circumstances. We can become so wrapped up in what's wrong that we can't see what's right. We can be fooled to think “this is how it will be”, and not see that life can change for the better.
But if we take a step back and focus on solutions instead of problems, we open ourselves up to new possibilities. We can find the strength to overcome challenges, and we can start making progress towards our goals.
So the next time you're feeling stuck, try shifting your focus from your problems to potential solutions. You might be surprised at what you can achieve!