Problems are good

Wait, what?

This doesn’t sound right. All your life you’re trying to solve your problems , fix them, patch them and move to the next. You can look at it like this, at your life like a series of problem solving challenges that sometimes you solve sometimes you don’t and other times you are lucky.

 From my experience and personal opinion I wouldn’t count too much on things to solve by themselves but I always had to do something about it at a point in time. 

There are literally millions of books on problem-solving. Majority of those focus on solving “template” problems, or give you a step-by-step method that the authors hope will help you solve those harder issues, like following a drill. When cooking an easy dish or solving an easy problem, a very specific step-by-step guide that you can mechanically follow can lead you to victory, like with making an omelette.

But you’ll notice that you can’t take a beginner cook, give them a recipe for a complicated gourmet dish, and expect it to come out like in a 5 star restaurant. Great chefs demonstrate behaviors that set them apart from other cooks, allowing them to consistently create complex, novel dishes—even dishes others have never thought of before.

Good examples:

Amazing problem-solvers have a specific a set of traits that they apply to solve the hardest problems—the kinds others call “impossible” or have simply accepted as an unchangeable force of nature.

Whatever you do in life and work, I believe you had problems that are important to you and that you fail to fully understand and resolve.

What you need to do is focus your already possessed power of solving things and improve it day by day.

Other Examples:

Here are some examples of problems you can work on by using the right attitude:

  • Technical problems at home, such as router doesn’t work or window doesn’t close properly.
  • Technical problems at work, such as arranging cables under your table, or keyboard running out of battery very often, or the monitor keeps flickering on and off.
  • Personal health and behavioral problems, such as struggling to adopt new habits that will help you improve your health. Perhaps you want to lose weight or become more physically fit.
  • Problems of personal conflict, in which two people that care about each other are upset and don’t see eye-to-eye.
  • Social (neighborhood) problem , like issues with cleaning the garden

Hard problems are everywhere around us and can jump on our shoulders when least expected. They make us suffer in ways that we recognize and ways that we have blocked out.

When we fail to solve these hard problems. We often learn to work around them, throw money and resources at them, or simply learn to live with them.

These hard problems can persist so long that we have long forgotten that they exist, even though they’re costing us time, energy and money. But while they are hard, they are not unconquerable.

They can be solved. Take stock for a moment of some of the most frustrating situations in your life and work, and keep in mind the problems that you want to solve as you read.

What about you?

Perhaps at work you are having trouble keeping track of everything, or can’t control the events around you. Maybe some process in the business is not working as expected and you’re getting endless phone calls about it. At home, you may be trying to get to the gym and can’t do it consistently. Maybe you have conflict with a family member.

Imagine a life in which you can see the problems around you and have confidence that you’ll solve them. Imagine having great war stories of improving your life, your business, and your community by tackling the hardest problems that hold you back from your potential. You can become an even better problem-solver.

I would like to encourage you to search online for the greatest ways to improve your current situation. You can start with Quora where you just ask for help the world.

You can ask under the anonymity of you account whatever question you have and people will help you. They are motivated also by receiving points on the site as reward for good answer.

But back to the original question. Are problems good for you?

The answer is YES. The reason for that is it builds you experience and mindset of solving issues. Every time you have a problem you are forced to take an action in order to re mediate it. That is a good thing because it is activating within you and triggers the brainstorming so in a way it keeps you fit and ready all the time.

Cheers and thank you for reading TheLongWalks

Vlad

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