Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Solving life's problems

We cannot solve life's problems except by solving them.

The issue of ownership of the problem must first be made clear and then only we can move on to solve the problem.

This means that we must first accept responsibility for a problem before we can solve it.

This means that we will have to work through lots of trial and error to get to the various solutions to our problems.

Many times we either wrestle with the responsibility or run away from it but once we take responsibility then we take regain control of a great part of our life.

We can live from the outside in, acquiescing to the external forces that impinge our lives or we can live from the inside out thereby initiating action based on chosen goals and values that we have internalised.

In other words, we can avoid responsibility by letting life happen or we can take responsibility for our lives and make life happen.

So when you look back at your own life and when you think of the story of your own life, do you feel like an observer who is reading the story or do you feel like the author who is writing your story?


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