Life certainly has been challenging lately. Amid the chaos, uncertainty, and need for positive change comes the insight, the salve really, that EVERY problem has a solution and every problem creates an opportunity for greatness
FORCE US TO THINK...
“Crises and deadlocks, when they occur, have at least this advantage: they force us to think” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru
The first leader of post-Colonial India, Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964) urged others to face problems with unflinching optimism. “Every little thing counts in a crisis,” he said.
Look for the advantage in every problem. Proactively study a crisis to come up with innovative strategies to fix the problem and prevent it from happening again.
When asked whatsingle event was most helpful in developing the Theory of Relativity, Albert Einstein replied, "Figuring out how to think about the problem."
Use your head. Be creative. “If knowledge can create problems,” observed prolific writer Isaac Asimov, “it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.”
SOMETHING TO DO...
“Success is relevant to coping with obstacles... But no problem is ever solved by those, who, when they fail, look for someone to blame instead of something to do.” ~ Fred Waggoner
Don’t let a problem stop you from reaching your goals. Two key skills to overcome obstacles are attitude and focus.
Once you’ve identified a problem and figured out what needs to be done, take action. Sidestep anyone who tries to shoot down your plans. Transform a skeptic into a source of inspiration to reach your goal that much faster. Stay positive. Stay focused on the goal.
THE SOLUTION OCCURRED TO ME...
"I can remember the very spot in the road, whilst in my carriage, when to my joy the solution occurred to me" ~ Charles Darwin
What joy it is to solve a problem! And believe me--whatever problem you are facing there is a lesson and there is a solution!
Here’s a good one to leave you with:
“Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity.” ~ Joseph Sugarman
Transform Problem into Opportunity...