How You See the Problem IS the Problem!


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We often spend so much time looking at “the problem” that we become overwhelmed by the problem itself.

When you look at the size and scope of a city like New York City you ask yourself, how? When we see the pyramids of Egypt we wonder, how? Yet both were apparently built by little vulnerable 150-220lb human beings with only a brief time on Earth allotted to them. How could they have made such colossal creations? At least part of the answer is multifaceted vision, hard work, and persistence.
It has been said there are only two kinds of people in the world, those who think they can and those who think they can’t….and they are both right!

So when you look at what seems to be an insurmountable problem remember this. Break the big problem into smaller problems and visualize yourself succeeding in the small projects. Have you ever ask someone from Alcoholics Anonymous how they are never going to drink again for a lifetime? If you do you often get an interesting answer. They can’t tell you how, they only know that they aren’t going to drink today. And for some that 24 hour period of “today” became 30, 35, 40, or 50 years, a feat greater than the construction of New York City or the Pyramids!

Use this card to…

  • Help people see how their own thinking creates much of their stress
  • Help people come up with new ways to perceive a problem
  • Help people come up with new ways to resolve smaller problems within the larger problem