You start crying as you see yourself in that situation; you call a friend to tell her the bad news; you update your Facebook status letting everyone know about your state of mind at that moment. It’s normal for you to have an emotional reaction to an unexpected problem; but in the case of someone who “panics”, this reaction persists. Sadness sets off anxiety, which soon leaves the person feeling depressed and they begin to complain and doubt everything. Then, depending on the severity of the problem, the consequences quickly follow – they no longer sleep well at night; they start taking tranquillisers to be able to work; they lose their appetite, or on the contrary, start eating uncontrollably and many other problems begin to develop as a consequence of panicking being the first reaction.
The moment you receive bad news, you are saddened; but right away, you tell yourself, “I don’t know how to solve this problem, so I’m going to hope for the best and it will eventually sort itself out”.
If you’re a law-abiding citizen; someone who minds their own business and rarely troubles other people – it’s easy to think that these problems shouldn’t be happening to you. You may think that because you have a good heart, it’s only fair for your fortune to turn around but this is nothing more than laziness in disguise!
Sometimes we think the solution is out of our reach, and that all we can do is believe that things will get better. But sometimes there are things that we can do to change or help the situation! On the majority of occasions we have this reaction, we are just being lazy.
The only reaction that really brings a solution to the problem is the following:
You may even be annoyed or confused – but only at first. You then need to decide to put your faith into practice immediately, with the following mindset: “No problem! I will not let this continue. I’m going to fight by starting to look for ways to change this right now.” Unfortunately, very few people react like this!
So, if you want to conquer, you have to face the problem. You can’t give up on your goals or become sentimental about every difficulty that crosses your way. Your mind-set has to change; you must believe that there are ways to overcome problems.