If we want to achieve great things, we must be intentional to focus on the right things, even when chaos arises. If we are not intentional with our thought life, then our human nature will automatically focus on the problem rather than finding and creating solutions.
What you focus on multiplies. So undoubtedly, when you focus on your problems for too long, they will begin to feel big and overwhelming. When you allow your problems to be the loudest voice in the room, you lose sight of hope and possibility.
While it’s important to acknowledge the problems that exist, no good can evolve from focusing on your problems. It will not change your situation, make things better, or shift the atmosphere and pave the way for a breakthrough.
Here’s the good thing: the problems you face, while they may be roadblocks, they cannot keep you from the future that was intended for you. ONCE AGAIN; WHAT YOU FOCUS ON MULTIPLIES.
I hope you choose patience. Even when you are overwhelmed by unknowns. When someone cannot give you answers, when you begin to wonder why you’re here, when you simply want to give up: BE PATIENT. Some people are truly worth the wait.
I hope you choose love. Even when it would be easier to hate. When someone stirs white hot rage within you, when they insult you, when they question your worth: BE LOVING. Some people need your love more than you do. (Not my words.)
Feeling overwhelmed is a TRAP, a tricky one. When we’re overwhelmed, we see all that needs to be done and say, “That’s too much. I can’t do it. So instead, I shall do nothing”. Feeling overwhelmed occurs when we say, “I am already too busy so I can’t do that and now all is pressing in on me and I can’t do anything”. And the acts that are ours to do keep piling up and pulling on us. And we keep resisting. And stress and pressure build up. Feeling overwhelmed leads to feeling stuck, and both are an illusion. How simple those things that overwhelm us actually become when we release the feeling and return to the rhythm of our lives!! When we say, “Yes, I need to make that phone call, do that task”. How simple the task becomes, how simple life becomes.
What’s bothering you that needs to be done? What’s pulling on you? What’s causing you to feel overwhelmed and maybe stuck, too? Make a list. Put your list aside, and begin by taking action one by one. Then watch as life unfolds. One act at a time, one thing at a time, all that needs to be done will get done. The stress will disappear, and you’ll feel back on track. Simple. You’ll be given the ability, power, and guidance to do all that is on your path to do. Begin simply, quietly, by acknowledging feeling what you need to. Do what you want to do without hurting others. It’s your mind which plays this “feeling overwhelmed” game. Life is a sweet simple source of joy.