Day 28: Problems and Potential
Problems and potential go hand in hand.
Without one, you can’t have the other.
Without the potential of a mountain to be climbed, there wouldn’t be the problem of how to climb it.
Problems are a beautiful thing. They indicate that you have the vision for something better. Something to be. Something that isn’t currently.
Problems mean you see potential where others see nothing.
You see opportunity for growth and improvement where others may not even be looking.
Problems and potential must coexist in the same space.
When you see a problem as an opportunity rather than as an indicator that you’re broken, you’re on the right path.
Problems are opportunities to improve. Not indicators that something’s gone wrong, or that something’s wrong with you.
Problems aren’t personal until we have thoughts about them. They just are.
Maybe a problem that you struggle with is overcommitting. You have a hard time saying no.
The facts are “I agreed to _____________.”
It only becomes a problem when you have a thought about it.
I can never say no.
I really wish they would stop asking me to help.
I do so much for others that I can’t get my own stuff done.
The problem is that you don’t want to agree to something and you did. There is potential there.
Potential to do differently the next time. The first step to move from problem to potential is awareness.
Awareness of why it’s a problem for you in the first place.
If you struggle with saying no, or any other area in life that you consider to be a problem, book a free consultation and let’s see how you can move into the potential of what’s possible. ~Shaun