"We create ourselves independently, and through our choices we give ourselves the shape we desire." (John Paul II, Veritatis splendor, IV, 71)
A few excerpts from my second ebook "Dare to Create the Life You Want".
I will describe below how my life is now and what changes for the better I made between 2010 and 2022 (in individual areas of the so-called Happiness Hexagon).
The Lord is my shepherd, I don't really lack anything, but I want to grow. And what does that mean in practice? My development is learning languages by 'surrounding' myself with them; it is writing posts for my blogs (including my main blog: daretolive.blog); it is also talking to people who are mature and know from the practice of life how to live in order to be and feel happy every day.
"And it started with the first personal development book, its title is 'The Power of Positive Thinking'. The author of this book is Norman Vincent Peale. Reading that book and then the next ones, I yearned for growth and change, I yearned for a better and happier life."
I have read this book twice. It consists of 21 chapters and describes methods for dealing with difficult, crisis moments in the operation of a company. The advice contained in this book is also applicable to private life.
Everyone avoids problems and this is normal. It seems that a problem is nothing good. However, there are exceptions, which I will not describe here. I will point out that problems are an inherent part of life.
It is not my purpose to describe the RAS system in detail. I will only give one fact about this system, which is mentioned by the authors of "The Answer: "Your RAS has a built-in GPS system. With a GPS, you don't need to know where all the roads are located in a given city. You only need to decide where you want to go. You input the data and the GPS directs you.
I do not believe that there is a single man (or woman) without a problem. Every one of us has some kind of problem, although temporarily it happens that we have no problem at all. Problems are simply part of life, you have to accept that. However, the way we treat problems makes a huge difference to how we feel. We can treat a problem as a challenge to be faced.