"We are one big family of people, trying to make our way through the unfolding puzzle of life." Sara Paddison

For thousands of years people have been attempting to solve the puzzle of life. The problem is that there is not one solution. Each of us has our own unique puzzle to solve. Your puzzle of life will look and feel completely different than anyone else’s.

Each piece of your puzzle has the ability to build confidence and help you to achieve goals you have set for yourself.

The amazing thing about your personal puzzle of life pieces is that you actually have the ability to design the pictures that are on each piece.

You are creating your life - your puzzle pieces each and every moment by the choices you make.

Where Does This Piece of the Puzzle of Life Fit In?

"In our lives, things don't always go the way we planned them. But life is like a big jigsaw puzzle, and as we enter these circumstances, we're only able to see one piece." Mark Martin

You may be holding a particular puzzle piece while trying to figure out where it belongs in the big picture. You are refusing to let go of it. You know that it belongs in your puzzle of life and you are determined to make it fit. You have your mind set on the fact that it belongs. You feel stuck and unable to move forward.

Why not try to set the piece down. Take a good long hard look at it.

Ask yourself; "Is it possible that this piece does not belong in my life?"

Yes it's possible to have the wrong piece. The piece belongs to another not to you. Are you willing to let it go? Are you willing to look at other pieces?

On the other hand if it is a part of your life, you need to decide where it fits. It could fit in as a learning experience, a challenge, an opportunity or an obstacle for you to overcome to be able to reach the next level in your life. Remember that each piece plays an important part in the way you live and enjoy your life.

Every time a piece successfully fits in your puzzle of life you build confidence - that's one more challenge that you have overcame - or more peace and happiness that you have shared with others.

Where Is This Piece of the Puzzle of Life?

You may have a section of your puzzle put together - but there is a piece missing right dab in the center. Your mind’s eye tells you exactly what it should look like. You search and search and search some more to no avail. You wonder where in the world it can be.

For some reason you believe this one piece holds the key and will waste countless hours, days, months or even years to find it.

You become obsessed with finding that one single piece. You are blinded to other pieces that surround you that may contain opportunities for love, peace, harmony, wealth, health and happiness.

Sooner or later you give up. You believe that the piece is lost and you will never find it. You go on to another piece ... and what happens? You find the piece you were looking for. It doesn't bring you the joy you thought it would. It does make the picture look more complete, but you now see that it was not the key piece to your puzzle of life.

Are You Forcing the Pieces of the Puzzle of Life?

Other times we are convinced that one piece of the puzzle fits in a particular space. We jam it in. We do whatever it takes to make it fit - without thinking about the consequences.

If you force a puzzle piece to fit where it does not belong - what happens?

It will distort the rest of the picture. Other pieces will appear to fit -where they don't. Pieces that should go in a particular place won’t fit. It causes confusion, anger and blame.

Creating Your Puzzle of Life

Know that you are the creator of your life. Your life is your choice. You cannot put together another person’s puzzle and they cannot put yours together. Your puzzles may compliment or contrast one another. In life you will be drawn to puzzles that compliment your own.
If you are not where you want to be, then you need to begin today by creating your puzzle of life to resemble those of people that have the type of life you desire.

You have the power to choose your thoughts, your actions, your attitude, your beliefs, and your reactions to every obstacle and challenge you face in life.

It's your choice how you create your life. Choose to create the life of your dreams while utilizing your gifts to help others.

Author's Bio: 

Cindy Holbrook, Certified Professional Empowerment Coach - assisting you in finding the puzzle pieces of your life. "Empowering women to gain confidence and discover their authentic self in order to lead a happy fulfilled life". Get inspirational and motivational tips and articles in the Free newsletter. www.CindySense.com