Few people like problems.
They are stressful.
They are frustrating.
They take up time. A lot of it.
Problems nearly always crop up out of nowhere, and most don’t like or appreciate such unpleasant surprises.
Problems are unwanted.
Problems are undesirable.
Problems are a hassle.
The sentiment towards problems is hardly ever positive, and that’s understandable.
The problem with that paradigm though is that most try to avoid their problems as much as possible, for as long as possible. Rarely, however, does that make the problems go away.
What happens usually is quite the opposite. The problem gets worse.
Our default attitude towards problems is one of avoidance, but it nearly always lands us in even deeper waters.
Problems never are pleasant, but avoiding them is not the best way to deal with them.
Facing them head on is.
Burying your head in the sand might seem like the easy way out at the time, but usually – and often – comes back to haunt you.
Problems can be unpleasant, but they can also be opportunities.
Problems force us to stretch and expand our comfort zones.
Problems enhance our perspectives.
Problems help us to learn from our setbacks and grow.
Problems can, and usually does – when dealt with – make us stronger.
Problems can be a great opportunity to learn, grow and improve – but only if you deal with them as such.
Run away from your problems and they’ll chase you down, and usually will become worse.
Face your problems head on, and they’ll be resolved faster, and you’ll learn and grow.
Which option will you choose?