Mental Toughness and Success Coach Chris Dorris has written an awesome book called “The Book of Mental Toughness Mantras.” and he commissioned me to give some of the chapters my “Scratch Wisdom” treatment, where I scratch up the words over instrumental beats.
Together, we created a series, and I present to you the second installment for your viewing pleasure – The Problem Is The Gift:
The Problem Is The Gift.
The problem is the gift, if you’ll have it be.
“Every set of circumstances can be created from, if viewed masterfully.”
I can take what I’m experiencing as a problem and turn it into a gift, but I’ll only do that, if I stop having a problem with the event if I stop interpreting the event as a problem.
We have so many complaints that when you start to pay attention to them, you’ll realize just how many you have.
And if you’ll get into the practice of interrupting your complaints and replacing the complaints with a mantra like, The Problem is the Gift, you have literally begun to rewire your brain.
You are reprogramming yourself FROM reacting to life problematically, TO responding to life circumstances with creativity and enthusiasm.
You can just leave it at that. You don’t have to do anything else.
You have already altered your state in a powerful way.
All I want to do with this mantra, The Problem is the Gift, is to interrupt my automatic reaction to life as problematic, and open up to the possibility of creating something fantastic.
I don’t need to know what the gift is in that immediate moment.
I just want to interrupt the complaint.
From this event, that moments ago I was interpreting as problematic, I’m creating something that would have never occurred to me, if it wasn’t for the “problem” in the first place.
The Problem is the Gift.
- Written & Narrated by Chris Dorris
- DJ Scratches, Arrangement & Performance by Emma Holmes
- Video Production by Micah L. Guller
About The Book of Mental Toughness Mantras
The Mantras in this book are mega-abbreviated, super-condensed versions of some of the most vital lessons you can embody as you go through life. Each mantra is short, packed with wisdom, and aimed at enhancing your Mental Toughness. Each will serve as a touchstone throughout your day, week and life, connecting you to the powerhouse within you—the powerhouse that IS you.
Get the book:
Via Chris’ site: The Book of Mental Toughness Mantras
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I’ll also be sharing the raw scratch videos I recorded for Chris without the visual effects, for all the scratch heads who want to see the scratches I was performing in detail.
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– Emma Short-E