Thursday, May 31, 2007

Short Term and Long Term

Everyone has short term and long term problems. Some problems are big. Some problems are small. When they happen to us at the wrong time, all of the problems seem big.

We would always like to have a permanent solution to any kind of problem.

In life, most problems are short term. The results of the problem might not matter 30 minutes from now, so don't stress it too much. Even if the problem is going to matter a few days from now, ask yourself how much the problem is going to matter a few months from now or even a few years from now. If it is not going to matter, again don't sweat it out. It is still a short term issue.

When you do get a long term problem, you may give yourself 5 seconds to succumb to it. After the 5 seconds are up, the problem no longer has any power over you. It is time to provide a solution and become stronger because you did not let the problem get the better of you in the long term.

In short, don't stress the small stuff. Life is too short and valuable to waste it worrying about short term issues.

Make someone's day and perform a random act of kindness. It might be what they need to take their mind off a short term problem.

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