We are often faced with difficult situations or people in our lives. The definition of “difficult” is causing hardships or problems. Life is made up of 50% positive and 50% negative experiences; the problem comes when we think this should be different. Why is this a problem? It becomes a problem when we label it as a “problem”.
The situation is always neutral. The only way it is a difficult is what we make it mean. Our thinking causes us suffering, not the situation or other people. This type of suffering is optional. Labeling someone as “difficult” makes that person the bully and gives them all the power in the relationship, which makes us the victim. Take back the power by choosing to think differently.
Questions to ask yourself:
How do I want to handle this situation or person?
How do I want to show up?
If I was telling this story 5 years from now, how do I want to have handled it?
How can I think about the situation differently?
How do I want to think about the other person?
Stop trying to change the other person or situation
Life is hard. We should expect it to be hard. But we can do hard things.
How do you deal with difficult situations in your life?