"Given the will, one will usually find the way. Life is too short a time to spend with a head full of troubled thoughts and a heart lacking the courage. One must move on from past regrets and emotional baggage!
So as Mark Twain wrote in 'The American Claimant',' Drag your thoughta away from your troubles, by the ears, by the heels or by any other way so that you can manage it; it's the healthiest thing a body can do.'
During my many years of running groups in Probation Offices, Prisons, Hostels, hospitals, Psychiatric Units, Schools, Educational Establishments and Community Halls, I invariably had some programme content which dealt with effective ways of problem solving. Without going into the many techniques and methods one can usefully employ, I would place the distancing of oneself from the original thoughts and emotions that surrounded 'the' problem to be essential in resolving it. Note that this doesn't imply running away from it, but simply taking a breather by putting sufficient time and space between your old thoughts that got you in trouble in the first place and the kind of thought that will get you out!
I'm with you, Mark; upwards and onwards!" William Forde: September 26th, 2014.