Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than

in trying to solve them.

Henry Ford

1863-1947, American Industrialist, Founder of Ford Motor Company



We are all faced with a series of brilliant opportunities disguised as unsolvable problems.

John W. Gardner



The way we approach life or view our circumstances is in large part

determined by how we define and interpret our experiences.

This interpretation takes place in a subtle way, often without our

being aware of the process.


A primary factor in determining the way we perceive life’s events

is the label we place on the event in our mind.

For instance; if we are confronted  with a situation that stretches

our faith, or appears unsolvable we have a choice in how we approach

or define it for ourselves.


It can either be an unbearable struggle, a burden that we don’t want

to face, or it can be an opportunity for growth.

It can be a bothersome chore, or it can be a joy that we accept gladly.


By simply changing the word we use to describe to ourselves the event

we are confronting then the attitude we take towards it changes as well.

By changing struggle to challenge, problem to opportunity, etc.

then what seemed to be a tribulation or misfortune becomes a doorway

leading to promise and maturity.


By determining the way we choose to define life’s circumstances we

also determine our overall state of mind and being . Self pity will vanish.

Sorrow, guilt, shame, bitterness, resentment, anger, anguish, despair,

remorse, will melt away and be replaced with gratitude, joy, understanding

and wholeness.


The ability to live in “NOWNESS’ rather than in fear of tomorrow

or shame of the past becomes a reality. This simple principle will lift you

out of the quagmire of defeat and stagnation to continued success.