Your problems aren’t going away. And neither are mine.
Unfortunately, a lot of us, myself included, often fall prey to the idea that if we could just solve or get rid of some specific problem then life would finally be great.
Here are some of my personal favorites: “Once I get this deal done at work then I can finally live life & have some fun.” “Once I become a millionaire then I’ll be successful.” "Once I become Financially Independent then I'll truly be free." “Once I fix this part of my relationship then we will be truly happy.” "Once I achieve this body fat percentage then I'll finally love & accept my body." [Insert your problems/obstacles here.] And this list goes on FOREVER. It never fucking stops.
The problem with this line of thinking is that it robs us of the inherent joy available within the process of overcoming obstacles.
We often get so focused on how not having something or how some specific problem is ruining our life. We delude ourselves with the notion that once we fix it everything will be better.
Life does not work that way.
Once you solve one problem it gets replaced by another problem.
You see, problems really are just opportunities in disguise. And each problem is an opportunity to heal, grow & transform.
This is what life is about—it’s one big game of healing, growing and transforming.
And life is so much fucking fun when you realize that it is the greatest game any of us will ever get to play!
Each obstacle we face in the game is an opportunity to level up. We can have massive amounts of fun, experience joy, & be exhilarated when we recognize the current problem is the current Golden Opportunity the Universe is serving up to us!
So will you embrace the current Gift of the Universe & use it to move to the next level AND recognize the joy of the process of solving the problem/challenge/riddle/opportunity? Or will you play the victim?
The choice is always yours (and mine). Are we playing full out at the game of life? Are we leveling up? Are we embracing the challenge and having fun on the adventure? Or are we getting played by life?
I choose to have massive fun on the journey, play full out, & keep leveling up!