The language that we choose makes a big difference, and can completely change our experience. I got two great examples last night as I was reading John Maxwell's Failing Forward. Do your challenges in life make you bitter or better? Does adversity lead to breakdowns or breakthroughs? Then this morning with one of my clients we were discussing letting go. Letting go is different from giving up. If what you want is not yet in your hand, and your hand is clenched so tightly around what you already have, how can you receive what you want? Letting go is often the crucial step toward receiving what you want, because it opens your hands, heart, and mind to what can be.
Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
Arthur Christopher Benson