What makes you stop trying to do something?

What makes you stop trying to do something?

It’s a pattern of thought that limits our abilities, paralyzing us and preventing us from starting interesting projects that we think are beyond our reach. However, true failure is when you stop trying to do something because of fear of failure. Letting ourselves make mistakes is the essence of learning, in any aspect of life.

What to consider when helping doesn’t help?

Consider a client who’s struggling with extreme anxiety, depression, hopelessness, and rage after experiencing a severe trauma, such as being abused.

What to do when someone is trying to fix something?

Take their perspective (they’re in pain and need you to soothe them), calm your own frustration, and give them what they want. And just because someone is trying to problem solve with you, doesn’t mean they’re not listening and they don’t care about your feelings.

Why do some people not want to accept help?

The reasons why some people reject any help are part of an underlying problem. Although they are suffering and need others to help them, they have a hard time leaning on someone else. This may be because of some unconscious mental block. Or it could simply be because they have difficulty recognizing that they need to change.

What to do when you can’t solve a problem?

In addition to being patient and compassionate with yourself along the way, try to focus on what’s in your control and the problems that you can solve. And remember that if you’re feeling particularly frustrated with your inability to change or solve a problem, you may be trying to solve someone else’s problem.

Is there any way to fix other people’s problems?

If you’ve been trying to fix or change people for years, it will take time and effort to change these patterns. In addition to being patient and compassionate with yourself along the way, try to focus on what’s in your control and the problems that you can solve.

Is there anything wrong with trying to change a situation?

That said, there is nothing wrong with trying to change a situation that we don’t like or that makes us unhappy. Such efforts are wise and adaptive and a way of taking agency in our lives. We need to try to change what’s not working, if we can.

Consider a client who’s struggling with extreme anxiety, depression, hopelessness, and rage after experiencing a severe trauma, such as being abused.

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