What is your favourite problem to have? In this reality, that is a very strange question to ask because we have been taught to believe that we don’t want problems and we want a perfect and easy life. The reality is, most people actually love to have problems, or they wouldn’t have them.
People create problems in their life all the time that do not really need to be there for many reasons. Some include the sense of accomplishment you get when you overcome an obstacle or hardship in your life. Another reason is that it keeps you relatable to other people and gives you something to talk about with friends and family. If we had no problems and functioned from possibility, we would acknowledge that we can be, have and do anything in our lives and nothing could stop us. A lot of people do not actually desire that.
I just attended an absolutely incredible 7-Day event with Gary Douglas called “The End of Problems and Beginning of Possibility” and it was a game changer. What would it be like if you functioned from possibility and not problems? Steven Bowman has said, “A problem is just a possibility with a point of view attached” and it is so true.
How many things in your life do you desire that you actually could have if you stopped creating problems for yourself? How much do you not even acknowledge that if you are the creator of your life, you must create obstacles in your life as well as the good stuff?
Here is an exercise for you to do.
Find an area of your life that you feel ‘stuck’ such as money, relationship or work, and list 10 problems you love to have around them. It may be something small, it may be something large and it may not be easy to be honest with yourself on what you are actually creating.
After you have done this, be present with them in day to day life and really start to catch yourself when you see these coming up.