Are Problems Holding You Back or Pushing You Forward?

Make a mindset shift to not get overwhelmed by a life of problems

Is it possible that the problems you face are the keys to unlocking your true potential and achieving remarkable progress?

It’s time to face them and see them as opportunities to grow and achieve your goals.

Life is an array of problems.

You have to get used to having problems or challenges your whole life. It could be:

  • a task at work
  • a relationship
  • a lack of money

If you solve the problem of not having enough money, then you will get to the next level of problems: keeping the money or saving the money.

The problems just get better, but they never go away.

Wealthy people also have problems:

  • how to store their money or valuable things
  • who to trust

We wish to have those problems when we are poor, but if we get there they will feel as challenging as lacking money.

You will never be able to solve all your problems.

And actually, you don’t want to.
Why? Because then life would be boring or you would be dead.

If you have friends, family, and partners then you will always have some challenges with them. Sometimes more, sometimes less.

At some point maybe you have problems at work, but at home everything is fine.

The challenges of life are changing based on your environment and they are also changing and growing with you.
Important note: you should work on getting better problems, and figuring out unimportant problems you don’t need to solve.

“All life is problem solving”

— Karl Popper

Problems Are Good

A problem is a challenge in your life.
It’s not a negative thing.

Challenging problems are the reason you are growing and learning.

Running on an even and straight road will not give you strength.

Bumps, ups, and downs, and turns challenge you, and you grow.

Have you ever heard the story about the trees?
The strongest trees are the ones which have to face the strongest weather. They need to be strong and steady to survive the strong winds, the biggest floods, and the strongest earthquakes.

Through those big challenges, a person is growing like a tree.
You have to go through hard times and big problems to come out of it strong into happier and more successful moments.

“Whatever makes you uncomfortable is your biggest opportunity for growth.”

Bryant H. McGill

Accept the Challenges to Grow

Through problems and challenges, we grow.

Without growth, we would stand still, and that actually means you are going backward or you’re dead.

People will grow beyond you if you don’t grow.

Standing still and doing the same things over and over again is the worst you can do in life.

And don’t you think it’s boring too?

Most of the problems are not nice or comfortable, but you cannot move forward in your comfort zone.

Stuck in your comfort zone you already know everything in there.

I always picture the comfort zone as a living room:
You are familiar with all the furniture and the decoration.
Sometimes you get a glimpse of the outside through your TV or your window.
But as long as you don’t go out of your living room you will not grow, enjoy life, and have any challenges.

Your living room is neutral.

It’s neither good nor bad. It’s just plain.

Do you want your life to be plain?

Doesn’t that sound boring?

Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

I love this sentence!

I’m not a person who likes adrenaline, but I like to meet new people and try new stuff. I love to grow.

At the moment I’m actually obsessed with reading and learning as much as possible, as my online career is starting.

My comfort zone is growing.

I’m growing.

Every year I’m proving and expanding my comfort zone.

It’s not easy to get out of your living room, and it will be uncomfortable.
But as soon as you get out there you will feel alive, you will experience great moments with great new people.

Life is extraordinary.

You just have to get out there and live it.

It doesn’t have to be dangerous.

Just stepping out of your living room:

  • experiencing new things
  • going to conferences
  • networking
  • traveling
  • accepting a challenge at work

It doesn’t matter what you are doing or where your comfort zone ends.
It’s important that you start and you will continue growing.

“It’s only after you’ve stepped out of your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow and transform.”

— Roy T. Bennett

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(c) Karina Ahrer

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