What Is The Common Denominator
Many times in life we come across recurring issues. Sometimes these are good issues, many times they are not good issues. However, if we take time out to investigate the situations at hand, we might find that there are similarities in the metamorphosis of many of our dilemma’s. Once this has been discovered, it’s best to break that cycle and turn old bad habits into new good habits.
What Is The Root of Your Problem?
Pretend that your problem is a plant — even better, a weed. This weed keeps growing wild until it is not only an eyesore but you are developing an allergy to it. You’ve tried a plethora of pesticides, you’ve tried cutting it down, but this has only proven to be a temporary solution. The weed keeps growing back bigger and stronger each time. The only way to get rid of this nuisance once and for all is to kill the root.
This theory also works with human life problems. If the monster that keeps rearing it’s ugly head in your life is always attached to the same people, places and functions; then it is probably time to eliminate that source of agitation altogether. I understand that this is not always easiest to do. The root of your issue might be a family member or a co-worker — someone who is not easily removed from your life. It is still important to separate yourself from them the best way that you can. Perhaps only dealing them when absolutely necessary. You must do all that you can to protect your peace of mind. Moving forward, the distance couldn’t strengthen those relationships.
What If The Common Denominator Is YOU?
More often than not, we are victims of our own bad decisions, ways, and attitudes. We become acclimated to things, people, situations and we eventually learn to live with them. Sometimes that is necessary, but there are times when we actually choose to stay in situations that are bad for us.
Regular honest self assessments are imperative to finding out if you are actually the root of all of your problems. Are you placing yourself in unhealthy situations? Do you chose to spend time around people who are not conducive to your growth? Are you happy with yourself? Are you a likable person? Those are only a few questions to ask yourself that might reveal whether or not the problem is you. If after the assessment you find that the problem is indeed you, ADMIT IT TO YOURSELF! Search for ways to correct your personal issues. This could be one of the best things that you can do for your life. Don’t fall into the mindset of “This is just how I am” — you have to be willing to change, otherwise you will continue to be the root of your own problems. And that is sad.
Whether the root of your problems is you or outside sources, take the time to identify the similarities, take inventory of your life, omit any unnecessary nuisances, and (or) check yourself! Peace of mind is rare, so take as much as you can get.