Stop Noticing Problems. Start Finding Solutions.

Are you willing to be part of the solution or just complain about the problem?

Complaining is easy. It requires little effort. It is safe to complain. No one is expecting much from a complainer.

It's easy to find problems. For many of us, our natural instinct is to find problems. Problems with other people, problems with our job, problems with the government. We make the problems the reason why our life isn't the way we want it to be. 

By focusing on the problem, we fail to notice our ability to find a solution. When you realize you can make a difference, you feel empowered and energized.

Finding a solution is hard work. It is tough. Their is a risk of failure. You might not be able to do it. The voice of fear will tell you that you can't do it. You don't have what it takes.

It is easy to identify a problem. It is hard to solve one.

Being part of the solution is much more rewarding than simply complaining about a problem. The people we admire saw problems, but they decided they were going to act rather than complain. They saw problems as something they could impact. They wanted to make the situation better.

Value comes from finding solutions to problem. If you want to be worth more in the marketplace, find ways to solve problems.

Do you want your story to say "problem noticer" or "solution finder"?

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Bryan Clifton

Oklahoma City, OK