Author: Catherine Pulsifer
Nine people were discussing a business problem. The challenge they were facing was not their fault; it was circumstances beyond their control that resulted in this problem. But the problem needed to be resolved.
What To Do
The problem was identified, and they were discussing what they were going to do about it.
"What will we do," asked one of them. One person immediately said, "There is nothing we can do." That response was unacceptable to the rest of the group and acted as a spark of action.
"Yes, there is something we can do!" replied two of them in unison. It was at that point that their minds started to work coming up with solutions. And, a solution they did find!
A Great Old Saying To Remember
There is an old saying that contains wisdom that we all need to keep in our mind when we are faced with issues:
"Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can."
We All Face Challenges
We are all faced with challenges at some point in our life, challenges that we did not create. Challenges that happened beyond our control. The difference is how we respond to these challenges.
You can adopt the attitude there is nothing you can do. You can think it is beyond your control, you didn't create the problem. When you accept this type of thinking the problem or issue will never be solved or fixed. Your mind shuts down when you think there is nothing that can be done.
But, if you see the problem as an opportunity, or if you see the challenge as your call to action, it is amazing how your mind will work to create solutions because your attitude changes to one that will find creative ways to solve the issue at hand. .
Keep Your Mind Open
The next time you are faced with an issue don't shut down your mind by thinking there is nothing I can do. Remember the wisdom said by Norman Vincent Peale:
"Become a 'possibilitarian'. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities- Always see them, for they are always there."
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