always been of the opinion that if it weren't for
problems, few of us would have jobs. Much of our
work consists of dealing with problems, after all, and
those problems are what keep most of us gainfully
employed. George seems to agree with me, and he
points out that if we're going to have anything to do,
then there had better be something wrong!
what does this mean to us? Why is this
relevant? Quite simply, if we can adopt and keep
this perspective, then we'll stop complaining about
problems when they come us. And since complaining is
wasted energy, we'll have much more energy left to do
other, more productive things.
difficulties arise, we often spend a lot of time
complaining about them, denying them, avoiding them,
dreading them. But problems are what life is all
about--our problems are our best teachers, for they keep
us thinking and they keep us using our creativity to try
to solve them. A life without problems would be a
dull life after all, as we'd fall into ruts of complacency
rather than keeping our lives dynamic as dealing with
troubles can do for us.
the film The Matrix, they explain that human beings who
were being used as batteries (we produce a lot of power,
after all) produced almost no energy at all when they were
given memories and thoughts of utopian societies, yet
those same people produced much more energy when their
minds were given many problems and setbacks in their
the next time something wrong happens, rejoice! This
is the very thing that keeps you dynamic, growing, and
full of energy. When something is wrong, we're
learning and growing, and who could ask for more than
How do you view problems in your life?
Why and how do we learn that problems should be
Do you learn more from dealing with problems or from
doing the same things, problem-free, all the time?