Step into problems. Something bad happens, something needs to be done that is hard, that you don't know how to do? The best thing to do is to step firmly into it.,
That is how you learn. That is how you grow and advance. Avoiding it does nothing.
Too many people try to avoid problems, ignore them, hope they go away, we they should pursue them, chase them down.
Problems are opportunities.
People are always amazed because when I find a problem, I step into it. Hard.
By stepping into a problem you are then able to grow and you are forced to learn and take risks and be creative to solve problems. You make new connections both in your brain with new neural pathways being developed and externally through a network of new people and places and skills.Creativity is linked to problem solving. You want to be more creative? Solva some problems, everyday. Make a list, everyday.
Stepping into a problem also gives you control.
You go from being knocked off balance or at the mercy of the external forces of the problem and you spend your days hoping for it to go away or to magically improve or with you hoping someone will come to rescue you and solve your problem to a active person who is taking charge of your life and world.
Most people feel stress when they feel they have no control over a situation. Once you take steps to modify the situation, your attitudes change and the stress level drops.
I am one of those people who find a snake and then have to poke it with a stick. It means you learn a lot about snakes.
It is how you learn, and how you find and make opportunity.
“We all are learning, modifying, or destroying ideas all the time. Rapid destruction of your ideas when the time is right is one of the most valuable qualities you can acquire. You must force yourself to consider arguments on the other side.
— Charles T. Munger”
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