Life is full of problems.
The more you solve them, the more new ones come up. And you can sweep problems under the carpet or run away from them. Wherever you go, sooner or later there will be problems for you to solve. Since this is a fact of life, you may as well develop some skills on how to handle problems in life.
Here are some insights on how to deal with problems in life so that you may achieve success and happiness.
- One of the best ways to handle problems is to have the right attitude towards them.
Sometimes problems may be blessings in disguise. Problems may be a way that existence is trying to assist us to create opportunities for us to grow and become better human beings. Problems can hide opportunities not only for personal growth but also to create wealth and success.
For every problem, there should be a solution. Whenever you encounter any problem that has no solution, you may well understand that it is not a problem to begin with.
- Problems are also the first step in a new invention.
Dr. Scholl's foot medications would not be around if people had not had problems with corns, calluses and other ailments. We wouldn't have automobiles today if people had not had problems getting from place to place quickly. Every single invention was created because people had problems with something, so problems can really be motivational!
- Problems also help you to meet new friends.
If you are recently divorced, you may join a group and meet some wonderful friends that will bring you into a better life than the life you were living previously. If you have a problem getting back and forth to work, you may decide to join a carpool and save money while meeting others.
- Problems also are always a learning experience.
You don't actually realize that fire burns until you get burned with it!Unless a problem occurs, you do not learn why something happens the way it does. You cannot change your viewpoints and opinions unless you experience problems first hand.
- Problems also cause you to become active in helping others.
The organization M.A.D.D (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) would have never been born if the founder didn't lose her daughter in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, that one death has literally changed all the drunk driving laws throughout the United States and saved MILLIONS of lives! Without problems, we couldn't solve a lot of future turmoils and save people a lot of money in business. Any company that introduces a new product will hire people to try it out before it is introduced to the market. These people report the problems they find and the company refines it until it's right. Without problems developing early in these tests, the company could never improve and fine tune their product to perfection.
- Problems and mistakes are also a blessing in disguise.
For instance, Post-It(R) Notes would never have been made possible unless the guy at the factory didn't mess up mixing the glue recipe. Sure, this is an isolated incident, but it shows just how important mistakes and problems can be. However, most people have some perceived notion that making a mistake or having a problem is "bad." Instead of looking for ways to SOLVE the problem, they try to live with it, cover it up or condition themselves to accept it.When you solve a problem that most people try to avoid or can't solve, you get recognition and their admiration. You may become a hero or heroine. So, next time you have a problem, look at it logically and with enthusiasm. That may sound a little strange but most problems can be dealt with this way.
This is silly! There is no problem that can't be solved. There is a solution to every single problem you can think of. The solution may not always be what you want it to be but it's a solution just the same. And covering it up is like putting a piece of foil over a piece of spoiled meat and expecting it not to draw maggots. You have to dispose of the entire thing before you are finally rid of the problem. Attack the core of the problem! Dig until you uncover it! Face facts! Admit you have problems! Stop trying to make people think you are problem-free. It's unnatural!
Love the fact that you have problems because they will give you something to work on and solve. They also will give you a way to invent new ways of doing something, new ways that will save you time and make you happier with your life. And when you solve problems, you not only gain experience in solving other problems as they occur, but you build respect for yourself.
Then you can have the admiration of all those people who encountered the same problems but didn't do anything to solve them. You also will find that when you look at problems with a POSITIVE mind, you will accomplish more, relieve stress and succeed.
May these insights about problem solving help you to succeed in life and be all you can be.