❶ Start to believe you can
→Think positively. Most people simply do not get what they want because they have no courage to believe that they can → achieve it.
→6 Mindsets of a Great Achiever
❷ Shift your focus
Don't focus on the problems, focus on finding opportunities. Don't talk about a problem; talk about an opportunity. When you see a problem as a problem you only attract more problems. If you wish to attract opportunities instead, see the problem as an opportunity. There is an old saying that goes like this: "There are no problems, only opportunities."
❸ Think of what it is you really want to achieve
Write a statement in a form "Wouldn't it be nice if...". Commit to it to engage your subconscious mind.
❹ Think about how you can accomplish your goal
When you think of possible solutions you force your mind and →subconscious mind to find opportunities that will help you achieve the desired results.
❺ Take different views of the situation
Having looked at the scene from your view, look at it from different perspectives, try each of these views: opportunist; →entrepreneur; dreamer; optimist; child; strategist; →architect.
❻ Make It a →Habit
See every problem as an opportunity. As you regularly start to look for opportunities in a problem, as you continue to think of →finding opportunities you will begin to attract more opportunities.
It is the challenges that you meet in life that make life interesting. If there were no challenges then you would soon be bored out of your mind with every day being much the same as the day before. How you handle your particular challenges determines who you become and what rewards you get from life.
I am going to outline the five key principles of challenges. If you can accept these principles and learn how to take advantage of them your life will be an exciting adventure full of rewards both material and spiritual.
Principle 1: Challenges Will Always Exist
Life is like a huge game in which every animal is a player. For the animals living in the wild their challenges revolve around finding food and not being eaten by some other animal. Humans in modern society have evolved past that and we get to choose what type of challenges we will have in life.
You can choose to make your challenges those of basic survival much the same as the animals do and some people make this choice by living on the street. You can choose to make the challenges intellectual by studying and taking on a research career. Equally you could choose artistic challenges or business challenges or physical challenges or any other from of challenge. The ability to choose our type of challenges is what puts us above the other animals.
Principle 2: The More You Stretch Your Comfort Zone the More Interesting Challenges You Will Encounter
Being able to choose your challenges allows you the opportunity to stretch you comfort zone and encounter more interesting challenges that provide greater rewards for you once you have solved them. To stay with the game analogy, this is like going up another level.
Once you move up a level and have been playing at that level for a while you start to wonder how anyone could be satisfied staying at the level below. The beauty of life is that there is no limit to the levels in the game.
As you master one level in the game life automatically creates another more interesting, more rewarding level for you to play if you want to. You get to the next level by stretching your comfort zone a little further
Principle 3: Every Challenge Presents Opportunities
One of the rules of the game is that every challenge that you are presented with contains an opportunity in disguise. In fact every challenge provides at least two types of opportunities; firstly an opportunity for personal growth and secondly an opportunity for material gain.
Your challenge in the game is to find these opportunities and to capitalize on them so that you achieve the personal growth and become a more evolved, more capable individual and also that you find the opportunity for material gain and enhance the material quality of your life.
Principle 4: There Is a Strategy for Recognizing Those Opportunities
Just like any other game of skill there are strategies that you can learn and apply so that you can win each stage of the game and move on to the next, more interesting, more rewarding level.
One of these strategies in the game of life is to learn from the players who have gone before you. There are expert players who have written books, recorded audios, and even run courses for how to play this game and win. You first strategy should be to buy and study these success tools so that you can improve your results in the game.
Principle 5: There Is an Action Plan for Profiting From Those Opportunities
Once you have mastered some of the strategies required to win the game you have to find a way to put those strategies into action. The beauty of the game of life is that there will always be a great action plan available for you if you turn your mind to developing one.
Life is a truly a magnificent game with exciting challenges and marvelous rewards. The only limitation in the game is that it has a time limit. Each player only gets a certain number of years to play and then the game is over for them, win, lose or draw. It is up to you to make sure that you use your time effectively and learn how to win your game before your time runs out.