I do not fix problems, I fix my thinking

Imaginary problems. We’ve all been there once, I assume. At a point where we’ve turned problems into disasters because of being stuck in one’s own way of thinking. Tricked by a way of thinking that enlarged the actual problem and blew it out of proportion. In conflict between being rational and irrational. At a crossroad where we’ve problably had more imaginary problems than real ones.

Are problems a challenge?

Or do you approach them with a certain negativity. View them as an unwelcoming thing? A problem. Shit. WTF. Stuck. Of course pretending problems don’t exist and sticking your head in the sand is not a solution. The question is, ‘How do you view a problem initially?’ Because the power, the hidden positive potential and all its abilities .. You simply carry it with you, on a daily basis. Your brain. Your mindset. You can actually fix your way of thinking.

A little cloudburst of shattering honesty,

Bad luck and misfortune exist whether you like it or not. Problems are an inescapable part of our lives. It can’t be helped, and to resist, for example to respond to problems with a ‘yes-but’ or an ‘I can not’ doesn’t help in those cases. Do you want to make the best out of the situation? Do you want to be able to transform a problem into an opportunity? FLIP-think your way through life?

I do not fix problems, I fix my thinking

Then problems fix themselves, is a quote I bumped into somewhere on the internet. The fact that your perspective decides how you experience an event, can lead to funny situations. Bert: “Ernie, we have a problem. The car is broken.” – Ernie: “What do you mean a problem? We can play garage!”. The most effective FLIP-think strategy is that of reversal. Is ADHD a handicap or a talent? Not a strange question if you think about it. Some comedians wouldn’t be nearly as funny if they didn’t benefit from a little ADHD.

When the Israelites set eyes on Goliath for the first time they said, “He is so large, we will never defeat him”. But David said: “He is so large, I will never miss.”

As soon as we can let go of the idea of what should be,

The paradox is usually that the more you resist the way things are, the more you maintain the status quo. Examine how you think, examine every assumption, examine your convictions .. Where are the blind spots? And before you know it, you are a few baby steps closer. As soon as you can let go of the idea of what should be, you can often see, for the first time, what COULD be, and from there you’ll get used to more than one perspective.

So from now on .. Are you going to try to have more real problems and fewer imaginary ones?

Bron: Omdenken – Berthold Gunster