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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Every Situation is an Assignment

I just recently became a Certified Human Behavior Consultant.  In the training Dr. Rohm shared a message that just hit home with me.  He said that every situation is an assignment.  When you find yourself saying, "I can't wait for this to be over, " or, "I will be happy when this situation ends," your attitude is incorrect.  The correct attitude is to step into the situation with the understanding of "What am I supposed to learn from this assignment?"  If you are trying to get through the situation as quickly as possible, you will try to speed the situation up and you will miss the lesson.  If you go too fast, you will miss what you are supposed to learn.

Life, your Creator, or whatever you believe assigns you situations.  These are not graded assignments like in school.  They are pass and fail.  If you fail to learn from the situation, you will most likely be given the assignment again.  This is why poor behavior seems to be repeated or you may feel like you continue to attract unwanted outcomes.  It is not that you are continuing to attract bad situations, it is that you failed the previous assignment.  No matter how painful the assignment, no matter how much it hurts, approach it with an attitude that you are seeking the lesson.  Find what you are supposed to learn and improve!  This is what a solution-oriented person does.  This is where growth happens.  Do not ignore the situation, embrace it!  It could lead you down the path of untold fortunes!

I have coupled this thought by looking at a timeline of my life.  I have gone back and looked at critical situations that still seem to crowd my conscious thoughts.  The things that creep into my mind and shout at the positive things to bring negativity.  Does that ever happen to you?  Do you ever feel the momentum shift?  When you start something positive or good things start to happen and then your mind seems to self-sabotage and bring up resistance thoughts?  I used to let those thoughts get me down.  I would listen to the negativity and allow that to hamper my positive momentum or my current growth.  What I do now is search for the lesson that I missed.  What did I fail to learn that I can apply to growth?  How can I turn that negative thought or negative situation into a positive story or a positive affirmation to create momentum?  Try it!  There is not a person on this planet whose mind isn't wired to tell them things that bring self doubt, self awareness, or pause.  The only difference between really positive and successful people and those who are not is the choice to filter out or not to listen to the negativity.  It can be as simple as a choice.  One of my favorite books was referred to me by Seth Godin called the "War of Art" by Steven Pressfield.  It is a beautiful book about Resistance and how to overcome it.  Check it out if you have time!

No Day But Today, 

Rick A. Morris