Thursday, 23 July 2009

You have more options than you think

The main reason while people become discouraged and despondent is because, at a certain moment, they believe that they have no options. This is not true, unless you suffer from terminal illness and you have no time left. Wherever you live, whatever your occupation, alternatives exist.

An active mind is a precious treasure that is given to every human. If you doubt this, look at children. Their curiosity and excitement are irrepressible. An entrepreneurial spirit is not something you have to acquire, but your natural due. If later in life, you find that missing, you just need to reclaim it.

There are plenty of unexplored possibilities when it comes to jobs, professions, investments, training courses, houses, medical treatments, friends and lovers. In each case, you might need to exert effort, look around, and experience some rejection. That's part of the price you pay for growing as a human being.

Once we are equipped with an entrepreneurial attitude, we should actually love it when someone calls our dreams unrealistic. In particular, when that person adds some trite remark, such as "in life, we cannot always get what we want." That's a sign for us to take action.

If your parts supplier demands you to make all your purchases there, find a new supplier. If your internet provider acts as though you have no choice, change providers. If your computer repair shop informs you that they are the only experts in that brand of computer, throw away the old computer and purchase another brand.

If your bank announces that you have no other place to save, open accounts in three other banks. If your plumber tells you that your have to pay too much, learn how to replace the water tabs yourself. If a painter tells you that you can do things only his way, hire someone else to paint your house.

What about geographical ties? Moving to another region or country seems so complicated that most people don't give it much thought. Nevertheless, every year, millions of men and women go and live in another country in search of a better life. In most cases, they find it.

When someone says that you have no choice, give yourself a break. Look hard at situations and question their why, when and how. Once you decide to replace problems with solutions, your eyes will begin to detect opportunities that you had never seen before.

When people express the view that no further progress is possible, don't get upset and refrain from giving a snappy reply. Useless discussions are not going to save the day. More often than not, you will be better off if you just nod, smile, and move on. Life is full of possibilities. Don't waste a minute with those that believe that there is only one path to walk. You have better things to do.

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by Alaskan Dude under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]

You have more options than you think

The main reason while people become discouraged and despondent is because, at a certain moment, they believe that they have no options. This is not true, unless you suffer from terminal illness and you have no time left. Wherever you live, whatever your occupation, alternatives exist.

An active mind is a precious treasure that is given to every human. If you doubt this, look at children. Their curiosity and excitement are irrepressible. An entrepreneurial spirit is not something you have to acquire, but your natural due. If later in life, you find that missing, you just need to reclaim it.

There are plenty of unexplored possibilities when it comes to jobs, professions, investments, training courses, houses, medical treatments, friends and lovers. In each case, you might need to exert effort, look around, and experience some rejection. That's part of the price you pay for growing as a human being.

Once we are equipped with an entrepreneurial attitude, we should actually love it when someone calls our dreams unrealistic. In particular, when that person adds some trite remark, such as "in life, we cannot always get what we want." That's a sign for us to take action.

If your parts supplier demands you to make all your purchases there, find a new supplier. If your internet provider acts as though you have no choice, change providers. If your computer repair shop informs you that they are the only experts in that brand of computer, throw away the old computer and purchase another brand.

If your bank announces that you have no other place to save, open accounts in three other banks. If your plumber tells you that your have to pay too much, learn how to replace the water tabs yourself. If a painter tells you that you can do things only his way, hire someone else to paint your house.

What about geographical ties? Moving to another region or country seems so complicated that most people don't give it much thought. Nevertheless, every year, millions of men and women go and live in another country in search of a better life. In most cases, they find it.

When someone says that you have no choice, give yourself a break. Look hard at situations and question their why, when and how. Once you decide to replace problems with solutions, your eyes will begin to detect opportunities that you had never seen before.

When people express the view that no further progress is possible, don't get upset and refrain from giving a snappy reply. Useless discussions are not going to save the day. More often than not, you will be better off if you just nod, smile, and move on. Life is full of possibilities. Don't waste a minute with those that believe that there is only one path to walk. You have better things to do.

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by Alaskan Dude under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]