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Your Biggest Problem

Your biggest problem is thinking you have REAL problems.

Do you consider yourself the type of person who is always caught up in problems? And as one is resolved, another quickly bubbles up to the surface?

For most of us, it feels like we can never escape this insidious cycle, and as you sit there with an understanding of this thought pattern, so you will come to the realisation that your biggest problem is thinking you have problems.

The Story of YOUR Problems

So firstly, let me begin by telling you a story, rather your story. The same story you have been telling yourself for days, months and years on end.

Human beings are remarkably stubborn creatures, and as a result, you are remarkably stubborn.

Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here because you’re somewhere where you don’t want to be. You could be depressed, stuck in a dead-end job, unhappy relationship or in pain of traumatic events of the past.

Either way, you’re not where you want to be.

Every time you move in the direction of where you want to go, you encounter problems in the form of barriers and obstacles, preventing you from breaking free of your current predicament.

These problems are the stories we subscribe to.

Just for a moment, think about that problem preventing you from reaching the place you want to be at. And as you recall this problem, so you will be aware of your profound story-telling abilities:

“Well, I guess the reason I never turned professional all began with my knee injury…”

“I’ve never been self-confident, you see when I was younger…”

I can even hear some of you teasing the prelude to the best stories:

“Well, If you only knew what happened to me you wouldn’t be saying that”

The REAL Problem

No doubt that some of you may have legitimate traumatic past experiences, and I am not trying to take that away from you, nor deemphasize the severity of your said experience.

What I’m trying to describe here is that the real problem, the real obstacle getting in the way of where you want to go is that story you’ve been telling yourself for so long.

A part of you knows that without your story, you would not have an excuse for why you are unhappy, and it’s a scary feeling knowing the weight of your future rests entirely on your shoulders alone.

But here’s where I want to get too.

Your problems are gifts.

Even the most horrific traumatic experiences must be reframed otherwise there is no hope for the future.

True resilience only lies in the challenges and adversaries we’ve overcome. You would not be sat here reading the words on this page if you did not possess such strength to survive. You’re a survivor.

Your biggest problem is thinking you have problems, they are gifts, they are lessons, they are opportunities for growth.

If you can master this perspective, know that your darkest experiences will point to a meaningful future.

This is your karma – what you are here to do.

And if you are the type of person who can see opportunities in challenges, please subscribe!

Joseph

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Lovie Price
20 days ago

this is so true , and not just for some but for ALL of us. It takes a lot of time and discipline to learn to see obstacles as gifts given to build a better person/character. Imagine if an engine never had to go over hills or across rough terrains or any obstacles and that’s how it was released from the factory. Imagine how it would horribly it would perform in the real world! This is very much like people believing that life should be easy as soon as we are related from the womb and forever more. It is… Read more »

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