Viewing Problems Differently

above or below the lineAre you below the line because you have problems, or do you have problems because you’re below the line? That’s an interesting question.

Below the line is when we blame others for where we are at in life. We don’t take responsibility for our own life. Where we are today is because of other people and what they have said or done to us. We know that most of us have problems in our life, they just vary, but they are still problems.

There are people who operate below the line because they have problems in their life and there are others who look at it differently. They are aware that part of the pain or misery related to their problems comes because they are visiting below the line. They know that the best solutions to their problems are found above the line.

The greatest benefit of this is that those people who operate above the line most of the time understand that when they are below the line that they still have power. They are aware and acknowledge that they may not be able to control this situation, improve the conditions, what they have control over is their attitude.

When they realise and understand that they can control their attitude, what happens and what they experience is that the conditions of their life changes and improves with their improved attitude.

All people experience bad things in life. It is part of the journey we go through. However, those that take responsibility for their life and operate above the line are able to be graceful in their suffering. As they stop blaming and take more responsibility for their life, they visit below the line less often; they don’t stay under very long, and bounce back quicker.

“It’s up to you to decide.
You can let sadness be your magnet,
Or hope be your masterpiece”

-Lowan and Navarro’s song, “What I Make Myself Believe”

When you are above the line you are:

  • Hopeful
  • Positive beliefs
  • Positive attitudes
  • Energetic mood and emotions
  • Optimistic

You understand and believe that you, and you alone, have the power to control your life. That gives you responsibility for your thoughts, moods and feelings. You understand if things are going to change, to improve then you have to take action to make that happen.

Congratulations on choosing to be above the line and create the life of your dreams.

“Be an inspiration to yourself and
you will be an inspiration to others.”

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