Whatever we think impacts our actions, indirectly. When you think of a chocolate pie when you are hungry, chances are high that your body will start moving in the direction of a bakery. When you think of having a smoke, chances are high that you will take a smoke break. Our thinking effects our chances of doing certain things. Thinking tilts the balance in the direction of the major thought you have. Chances are high that you begin moving in the wrong direction because of your thinking. There are several situations that test your thought life, but I find these following 10 situations extremely challenging in modern times. They test your limits and affect how you feel\u00a0at\u00a0the moment and where you end up going. Below are a few thought hacks which can help you deal with the situation effectively, happy reading! \t When you receive a \u201cPayment Due\u201d letter Your first thoughts: \u201cOMG! I have to pay yet another bill.\u201d \u201cIt is going to hit my account balance.\u201d What else you can think: \u201cI am happy to make payments because I can afford to.\u201d \u201cI love to avail the services hence I choose to pay the bills.\u201d \t When someone overtakes you Your first thoughts: \u201cWhat the hell! How can he do this?\u201d \u201c%$&^%$$%^^^%%&&%##$\u201d \u2013 you know what I mean. What else you can think: \u201cI allow him to go ahead because I am in no hurry.\u201d \u201cHe must be in a hurry, I have done him a favour by making space for him.\u201d \t A relationship failure Your first thoughts: \u201cWhy does this always happen to me?\u201d \u201cI am good for nothing.\u201d \u201cI will not get into a relationship now.\u201d What else you can think: \u201cThank God! Now the right person will come in my life.\u201d \u201cHe\/she has made space for the right one.\u201d \u201cNow I can follow my dreams with extreme focus.\u201d \u201cNow I am going to get ample time for myself.\u201d \tWhen you are fired Your first thoughts: \u201cI am a non-performer.\u201d \u201cI will not be able to sustain myself.\u201d \u201cIt will be difficult to get a job.\u201d What else you can think: \u201cNow I can pursue my dreams.\u201d \u201cIt is the right time for me to find what I love to do in life.\u201d \u201cI can be an entrepreneur and start my own venture.\u201d \tWhen you fail at an office assignment Your first thoughts: \u201cI can\u2019t do it.\u201d \u201cThis is not for me.\u201d \u201cI knew this would happen.\u201d What else you can think: \u201cWhat\u2019s the learning?\u201d \u201cWhat new strategies can I try?\u201d \u201cWho can help me?\u201d \u201cWhat else can I do?\u201d \t When someone blocks you on Facebook\/Whatsapp Your first thoughts: \u201cAm I not worthy enough?\u201d \u201cHow can they do this?\u201d \u201cWhat do they think of themselves?\u201d What else you can think: \u201cI need to find new friends.\u201d \u201cLet me focus on my hobbies.\u201d \u201cNo one rejects me, I chose my own worth.\u201d \t Waiting for a meal at a restaurant Your first thoughts: \u201cWhen will my meal arrive?\u201d (angrily) \u201cThe service is so poor.\u201d \u201cThey don\u2019t value me.\u201d What else you can think: \u201cI am here to enjoy the conversation with my loved one.\u201d \u201cLet me enjoy the ambiance.\u201d \u201cThey are preparing something special\/fresh for me.\u201d \t When you have to stop at the amber light Your first thoughts: \u201cThe driver ahead of me is careless; he made me miss the amber light.\u201d \u201cWhy do I have to wait at every traffic signal?\u201d What else you can think: \u201cIt is safe to stop at amber light.\u201d \u201cEverything happens for the good; maybe an accident would have been waiting to happen.\u201d \t When there is no parking space left Your first thoughts: \u201c&^^&^^&^&@** - now I have to park far off.\u201d \u201cWhy did I come late?\u201d \u201cPeople don\u2019t know how to park their cars.\u201d What else you can think: \u201cThat\u2019s good, now I will have a good walk to the office gate. It\u2019s good for my heart.\u201d \u201cI like that I have to park far off, away from the chaos.\u201d \t No network connectivity Your first thoughts: \u201cWhen do I get to be active on whatsapp\/facebook?\u201d \u201cI am expecting messages but now I am not online.\u201d What else you can think: \u201cI need to spend time with myself.\u201d \u201cThings can wait, I am still alive.\u201d These perspective shifts are instant solutions to life\u2019s challenges. It is just like putting bandages on a deep wound. To cure the problem fully, you must get to the root of it and solve your problems. Personally I love to write on managing perceptions and in my book Dance To The 7 Tunes Of Success, I present 7 keys to powerful living. The 7 keys helps you solve life\u2019s puzzle and get you on the track meant for you. At FocusU, we also deliver key note sessions for various organizations on subjects such as managing perceptions and other parts of emotional intelligence which help participants become better at personal management. Write to us! We would love to provide a customized solution to your business challenges.