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Problems don't have to be ugly things

by Rick Baker
On Jul 21, 2014

Like Beauty, Problems are in the eye of the beholder.

Somehow, Nature blessed human beings with the ability to identify and appreciate Beauty. And, similarly, somehow, Nature blessed human beings with the ability to identify and ... well ... on occasion appreciate ... and yes … often ... have other thoughts about Problems.

Beauty can take our breath away and inspire us to take extreme action.

Problems can take our breath away too ... and for some people ... the rare few ... inspiration and major achievements arrive with Problems.

Problems are in the eyes of their beholders. When you boil it down Problems owe their existence to Egos. The power resident in Problems is directly proportional to the size of the Egos experiencing the Problems.

When Self-Control generates true Self-Confidence and goes on to tame an Ego that Ego gains a tamed perspective on Problems. When viewed from a tamed perspective, Problems become a less-troublesome part of life. Their status is limited to simply being facts-of-life. They become everyday tests. They become paths to unanticipated places. They become stepping stones to the future. They become Opportunities signals.

When viewed from a tamed perspective, Problems become catalysts of change and fuel for personal development, creativity, and growth. And, for the rare few [including you, if you so choose], Problems become sources of inspiration.

Consider for a moment...

Consider what your life would be like if you believed Problems were sent by Nature to inspire you ... with one caveat ... you must sort through your Problems to find the ones most suited to inspire you. Like searching for diamonds in the rough, you must dig through piles of dirt to find the best of the rough-looking Problems. That's the first step, the second step is applying your special abilities to the task of converting those rough-looking Problems into positive outcomes. Consider the possibility – those positive outcomes can be as beautiful to you as precious gemstones.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And, sometimes, Beauty comes in disguise. When that happens we know we can choose to take action and free Beauty from its disguise.

When Problems arrive, why not challenge yourself to see the precious things they just might be disguising.


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