Often in life, we tend to focus on what isn’t possible, what we can’t do, where there will be difficulties, where it won’t work, what an easy option would be.
What if we turned that around and focused on what we can do, what the solutions could be, what might work, what would stretch us, what could be possible?
It’s all a choice and who knows, we might get some even better outcomes.
So went the lyrics from The Smiths song. It could be panic on any street anywhere in the world.
We all get moments of panic and it is normal, after all we’re human.
Viktor Frankl once said ‘between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom’.
We choose how we react and when panic sets in, we can either spiral into a pit of despair or we can switch to a different mindset.
It’s about asking ourselves different questions and moving from worry and blame to solution focused questions. Seeing where we can apply our knowledge and learning to find solutions. We then start to regain control.
Gradually the panic subsides and we can start to think calmly and look at how we can bring about the right outcome.