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On Struggle and Life

Today's Morning Coach podcast was a very good one, with an introduction to the topic of "Struggle."  Everyone has struggles in life, but it's important not to judge the struggles as problems and instead to see them as opportunities.

We can sit and moan and complain that our lives are filled with too much struggle and change.  We might get past those struggles with some work, and then sit back, exhale sharply, and say "whoa, glad that's over."  And we might even get a small sense of satisfaction out of having beaten that struggle.

Or...we can look at that struggle as what it is: an opportunity.  Every struggle in life can be used to learn and grow.

Having money problems? Learn better money management, or find new ways to make money.  Or both.

Having health problems? Research your problem above and beyond what the doctor tells you - you might find different ways to regain your health to even better levels than before you were sick.  You may even discover that you have a knack for that sort of treatment and be on your way to a new career or source of income helping people with what you've learned.

Work treating you poorly? This might be the message that the universe is sending you telling you to look for something else - new employer or new career!  Boredom is a form of pain, and pain is your body's way of telling you something is wrong.  So make the change and get rid of that pain.

Every change in our lives can be made into a life improvement, we just need to figure out how.  And to welcome change into our lives makes that transition easier and more productive - really, truly welcoming change is a key to the constant improvement that we need to make every day of our lives.

So take some time today to create the belief that change is good.  Look forward to change.  When life throws a struggle into your path, examine that struggle and say "How can I turn this into a positive and use my new knowledge to help others like me?"

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