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7 Simple Steps to Resolve Any Problem

7 Simple Steps to Resolve Any Problem

    Struggles and difficulties are part of life. You cannot avoid these problems; it will always arise no matter how much you try to take control or organize the things in your life.

    Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.

    ~ Henry Ford

    Problems are not the reason why a person lives a difficult and miserable life; most of the time, it’s a matter of perspective. Because often, majority of people let problems defeat them through feelings of anger, fear and anxiety. These negative feelings paralyze a person to move forward and take a step in resolving the problem.

    On the other hand, perspective is also the reason why there are people who succeed despite struggles and difficulties in life. It’s because those who succeed knows how to resolve or manage problems when it arises. They don’t let the negative emotion of anger, doubt, fear or anxiety interfere their ability to think of the solutions and take the next step.

    If you get easily paralyzed and depressed by the problems in your life, take time to read and follow these seven steps in resolving problem. It can help you rise above the difficulties, move on positively and eventually achieve success in life.

    Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer. ~ Denis Waitley

    1.  Identify Your Problems

    The first step to rising and resolving the problems of your life is to identify what your problems are. Because when you know what your problems are, only then can you be ready to face and resolve it.

    Stop feeling angry, scared and anxious even for just a few minutes. Take time to reflect and start writing down what makes your life difficult. Identify one by one all the problems that’s bothering and paralyzing you to enjoy life.

    2.  Face Your Problems

    After you’ve identified all the problems that are keeping you from being happy in your life, the next step is for you to be strong and approach your problems.

    Oftentimes, we tend to avoid problems because of the discomfort and awkwardness it feels. However, avoiding doesn’t solve your problems; it will only prolong or increases the damage and difficulty when left unsolved. Be strong in facing and resolving your problems.

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    3.  Resolve Your Problems

    Once you had the courage to face your problems, you are now ready to decide on the solution or the next action step.

    Remember, anger, worry or misery doesn’t change anything; it will only leave you with ill feelings. The circumstance will only change when you start to decide on the solution.

    4.  Move On

    Once the problem is resolved, move on and let it go. Stop thinking about your problem over and over again. It will do nothing but gives you anxiety and stress.

    5.  Remember the Lessons Learned

    You may be surprised but the truth is problems are actually good for you because it is a way for you to learn a lesson. However, if the lesson isn’t learned, there’s a huge possibility that the problem will occur again in the future.

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    In every problem that arises in your life, strive to learn the lesson and carry them as you move forward in life. Remember, it’s better to carry the lessons learned rather than the grudges.

    6.  Never Lose Your Value as a Person

    It is false to believe that problems are bad karma as a consequence of your past wrong doings. Remember, problem happens even to the most saintly people on earth. Never let problems become a measurement of your value as a person. You never lose your value because of problems.

    7.  Be Ready for Problems

    The best way to become prepared and ready with problems is to accept that it is part of life. Accept problems as part of the imperfections that makes life more meaningful and worth living for. As they say, if there’s no pain, there’s no glory. The same is true that if there’s no problems and difficulty, there will be no happiness and bliss.

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    Last Updated on October 9, 2018

    How to Write a Personal Mission Statement to Ensure Peak Productivity

    How to Write a Personal Mission Statement to Ensure Peak Productivity

    Most of you made personal, one sentence resolutions like “I want to lose weight” or “I vow to go back to school.” It is a tradition to start the New Year with things you want to achieve, but under the influence resolutions are often unrealistic.

    If you’re wondering when will be a good time to write a mission statement, NOW is the time to take a personal inventory to make this year your most productive year ever. You may be asking yourself, “How am I going to do that?” You, my friends, are going to write personal mission statements.

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    A large number of corporations use mission statements to define the purpose of the company’s existence. Sony wants to “become the company most known for changing the worldwide poor-quality image of Japanese products” and 3M wants “to solve unsolved problems innovatively”. A personal mission statement is different than a corporate mission statement, but the fundamentals are the same.

    So why do you need one? A personal statement will help you identify your core values and beliefs in one fluid tapestry of content that you can read anytime and anywhere to stay on task toward success.

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    For example, Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire came to the realization that he had lost track of what was important to him. After writing a personal mission statement, we saw him start his own business and he got the girl, Renee Zelleweger. Not bad, wouldn’t you say? A personal mission statement will make sure that, through all the texting, emailing and constant bombardment of on-the-go activity, you won’t lose sight of what is most important to you.

    Mission statements can be simple and concise while others are longer and filled with detail. The length of your personal mission statement will not be determined until you follow this simple equation to create your motivational springboard for 2008.

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    To begin your internal cleansing, you will need to jot down the required information in the following five steps:

    1. What are your values? Values steer your actions and determine where you spend time, energy, and most importantly, money. Be specific and unique to yourself. Too much generalization will not be as effective. It is called a “personal” mission statement for a reason.
    2. What are three important goals you hope to achieve this year? Keep your list of important goals small and give them a date. It is better to focus on the horizon and not the stars. Realistic goals are keys to ultimate success.
    3. What image do you hope to project to yourself? How you see yourself is how the world will view you. Think about this carefully. Your image should encompass what you look like and feel after you have achieved your goals.
    4. Write down action statements from each value describing how you will use those values to achieve your three goals. Start with “I will…”
    5. Rewrite your statement to include only your action statements. Make portable copies for your wallet, car or office.

    If you followed the steps above, congratulations! You have just written your first personal mission statement. Your personal statement will change over the years as your goals change. You can have more than one statement for the different compartments of your life such as your career, family, marriage, etc.

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    Writing a personal mission statement is an effective method to ensure your productivity is at its peak. It is an ideal tradition to start so that when next year rolls around, the outdated practice of resolutions will be something you permanently left in the past.

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