Has it ever occurred to you that a problem is just a point of view? As long as we judge something as a problem, it is one.
To get beyond a problem, you have to be willing to see it as a possibility. Regardless of how messy or critical it may seem, every seemingly problematic situation becomes a possibility when you’re willing to ask questions.
True questions free you from a fixed point of view in favor of acknowledging that there is always something else available. Rather than allowing something that seems like a problem to stop you, ask, “What’s right about this that I’m not getting?” What if a “problem” is actually a place where you can become aware of something different so that you can create something different?
Often the problems people think they have don’t even belong to them. Are you defining situations as problematic because that’s your point of view, or is it something you’ve picked up from someone else? Ask, “Who does this belong to?” When you ask and the situation lightens up, you know it’s not yours. Now look at the situation again and ask, “What else can I choose here?”
If you are in the habit of finding problems, you will. Getting beyond them takes looking at ways you’ve learned to function in your life and business, and choosing something different.
How much do you love creating problems?
Do you create problems so that you can never have what you want in order to prove the rightness of your point of view? This is a tricky question, but really take a look at it. In essence, do you love being right above all else?
If you value being right over creating your life, you will continue to do whatever it takes to remain right, even if it’s severely limiting you. If your point of view is that you can’t have what you want in life, you’ll create problems to ensure you can’t have what you want. That’s clever, but not bright.
What if you were never wrong? It doesn’t mean you have to be right, you’re just never wrong. What if you didn’t have to come up with an answer, didn’t have to get anything right, you just kept asking questions?
You will have much more freedom in life if you’re willing to not be right all the time.
What problems have you decided your business should solve?
When you create a business from a place of it having to be a solution for the problem you’ve decided your life is, you seriously truncate what it can generate. You end up making your business a problem because it isn’t being the solution you decided it should be.
You are your business. It can’t exist without you; you are the source. If you want it to be successful, you have to acknowledge how you’re functioning. If problems are your go to, that’s how your business will be too. What other possibilities are available?
If you didn’t believe you had problems, would you?
When you begin looking at every moment as a possibility for creating your life differently, everything changes. There are no longer issues to work through, challenges to overcome, or problems to fix. Every situation is a place you can ask, “What is this? What can I do with it? Can I change it? If so, how can I change it?”
No one and no thing can make you happy, change your financial reality, or solve your problems; you have to choose. What can you choose today to create a different possibility for you, your life, and your business that’s greater than anything you’ve ever been willing to choose?
Simone Milasas is a lady who knows how to be a woman, who sees the joy of possibility and future and knows that there is the prospect of possibility in every choice you choose. Simone is the author of JOY OF BUSINESS and GETTING OUT OF DEBT JOYFULLY and travels the world facilitating seminars with Access Consciousness.