Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Finding Joy in the Ruins of a Crushed Dream.....

“Problems are the price of progress.” -Charles F. Kettering
When something goes wrong, we often go into fight or flight mode as if a problem somehow implies long-term pain and doom.
In that moment, when the future seems uncertain and we fear the worst, it’s easy to forget that problems also pave the path to the best.
Problems force us to innovate, which helps us evolve in our work and passions. Problems require us to stretch ourselves, which builds our confidence and enhances our sense of potential. Problems teach us to live in the moment and focus on one step at a time.
Problems also give us an opportunity to find new solutions and ways of being that better suit what we enjoy and who we want to be.
As Jen Saunders wrote in her post Finding Joy in the Ruins of a Crushed Dream, “Ruin is the road to transformation.”
Today if you deal with a problem–which we probably all will–ask yourself, “What’s the best that could happen because I have this problem?”

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