In this blog, I’m going to use "problem" to mean a situation regarded as being unwelcome, negative or harmful and needing to do dealt with or overcome.
We are always going to have some sort of problem in our lives. This is because humans are dynamic and continuously learning, moving, evolving, interacting with others and growing. So, if we accept that problems are going to be a part of our life, we want to have, better quality problems.
Let’s take the transition between school and work as an example. When you’re in school, your problems include studying for exams, getting assignments done, passing your courses and interacting with others. As your studies come to an end, your focus shifts to getting a job. Your problems are resume writing, going on interviews, managing your finances. When you get your job, your problems turn into getting a raise, keeping your job, etc.
Through the different stages, there are what we perceive as problems. When we look back at the events, they seem less like a problem compared to what is currently going on. Remember how stressed you were writing an exam? When you thought that it was the end of the world? Now compare that to trying to keep your job when your company is downsizing.
We will never get rid of all our problems, what we want is to exchange them for better problems. Both having too much money and not enough money are problems? Which would you rather? In business, having not enough customers lead to one set of problems. I’d rather exchange that for, having too many customers.
Whenever you think you have a problem, instead of wishing your problems away, look to find a better quality problem.
Comment below on what your current problem is and what could be a better quality one for you.
Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization in Ottawa, Canada.