Overcoming that Problem

Most of our Problems are Inevitable…

With the many challenges that confront us in our daily endeavors, having a positive attitude towards life is of great importance in achieving success.

Most of our problems are inevitable and tackling them with a positive mindset brings the needed solutions. I am not saying that you should just feel good and ignore your problems. No! In fact, you should clearly identify the problems. Know how it all started, as tackling problems from the source is most effective.

So don’t just sit and wish away the debts, avoid going home because of marital issues or put off an important paperwork for another day, the problem will gather moss and grow bigger, putting you in a more difficult situation. Don’t go about the whole problem-solving process with the feeling of anger at the boss, your partner or yourself. Instead, concentrate your efforts – both mental and physical – at unraveling the solution. Anger usually leads to an unproductive waste of vital emotional (and sometimes physical) energy, which if properly harnessed, would provide the ‘steam’ needed to overcome an obstacle.

Most people over-burden themselves by choosing to add more problems to their problem through hours of negative thinking and self-diminishing thoughts like, “what can be worst than this”, “there is no way i can fix this.” This kind of attitude could lead to ill health and creates new problems where there was none. Developing a positive attitude in times of difficulties highlights the solution points. Just by looking at the bright side, you subconsciously create a bright side. Your mind immediately sets off at finding possible solutions when you have that “i can do” attitude and hold strongly to it. The reverse mechanism is set in motion when negative thoughts prevail – all possible outlets for solutions are stifled.

So don’t drain yourself in unproductive thoughts when you find yourself in a tight corner, be it at home, in the neighborhood, school or work. Identify the real issues and never forget that within every problem lies a solution. Armed with this knowledge, you should tackle challenges by first and foremost, knowing that it has a solution which you are able to find out. Focus on that and feel the satisfaction that comes from getting it done!

Wishing you success in all you do.   

 

By John Ogozi