Life, as a single entity, is filled with conflict, struggle, adversity, and confrontations. Now while most of these words have negative connotations, struggle and confusion are not always a bad thing. In life, there is always a way to put a positive spin on things; all you have to do is be open to it and then find the right wording. So instead of using the word struggle, try opportunity, and swap out confusion for humility. The explanation for this tactic is really quite simple.
Struggle often implies that we are having trouble accomplishing a certain task. While it is quite easy to become frustrated and give up on not achieving success right away, consider it as an opportunity to reach new heights and achieve goals far beyond what you thought you could do. Struggles make us all stronger and by taking on this new mindset, you can become encouraged and motivated to go outside of your comfort zone and try things that you would not normally take on. This opens up a whole new world of possibilities, for testing our limits allows us to live life to the fullest and creates the conditions necessary for us to perform at our best.
But the reasoning behind using the word humility for confusion takes a bit more effort to understand. Confusion implies that we don’t understand something, or that something just doesn’t seem to make sense. Again, being confused by something, especially if others around you are able to comprehend the concept easily, can be incredibly frustrating. However, instead of being irritated, think of it as “oh well, no one can know everything.” This is a humbling idea and it is very important to remember that we were put on this earth to evolve and to learn, and understanding that no one is all knowledgeable can help to relax you. Humility comes by way of accepting the fact that you can’t know everything and that not everything will come to you easily and that sometimes you have to work or be a little patient to be able to understand something.
What would it be like for you to take a step back, relax, take a deep breath, then to take a different approach? Life’s little frustrations can be life’s little pleasures. You also might be surprised about where you end up and the path you ended up taking. It’s not always about the end result, it’s usually about the journey in getting there.