Become a solution-seeker. When a problem arises, ask yourself, "What solution can I think of?" When a situation isn't to your liking, ask yourself, "What solution can I think of?" Whenever something is bothering you, ask yourself, "What solution can I think of?"
Unhappy people become distraught, upset, frustrated, or angry when unpleasant things happen. They speak to themselves and to others in ways that increase the amount of time they will feel emotional distress.
Happy people use their intelligence and memory to think of potential solutions. At times solutions might be easy to find if you just ask yourself, "What solution can I think of?" If a solution isn't easy to find, brainstorm in your own mind or with others.
(From Rabbi Pliskin's "Happiness",p.129)
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