The problem is not the problem, it’s a question of perspective

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Problems are good for you, for every human that lives on Earth today, though our human nature abhors it. Problems sometimes toughen us and bring the best out of us, if we view them from a correct perspective.
As a matter of fact, in most cases,the problem is not the problem; the problem is the person confronting the problem. Let this sink into your mind. Write it clearly where you can see it constantly. Because a slight change in your perspective to issues can cause a revolution in your life and business.

life is about perspectives. It is about how you see things that happen to you and not so much about the things that happen to you.
If you believe, like I used to, that until you get out of this country you would not prosper, then that is what your experience will be. It is not so much about the Nigerian economy but your own perspectives. Remember, as he thinks in his heart, so is he.

Understand that the size of the inner capacity of the person is more important than the size of the problem. There is no point running frantically all over the places trying desperately to solve a problem. The moment you become desperate, your behaviour shows that the problem is bigger than you are. The first thing you have to do if you feel anxious is to expand inside.
The unfortunate thing however is that most people’s lives are ruled by the threat of their problems. When it comes to the issue of solving problems, your attitude to the problem is more important than the reality of the problem. What do problems mean to you? A wise man says, In the presence of adversity, some develop wings; others  buy  crutches.

You have to see problems as common. Sometimes, when you look at the reality of the situation, the tendency is to think something has happened to you that had never happened to anyone before. This is not true. The moment you allow your problem to birth in you a negative attitude, a belief in impossibility, you would not be able to handle the problem objectively. Instead of looking for solutions, you would be looking for excuses for failure.

Remember, life is about perspectives. What seems like a mountain to an ant is a small stone to a human being. Expand your mental capacity. Face the problem with the attitude that there is a way out and you will find it. Moreover, believe that God will help you to overcome it. Whatever your challenge is today, do not run away from it. This situation will pass. Be like a postage stamp that sticks to a letter till it gets to its destination. Remember, beyond the clouds, the sun is still shining. This dark cloud will pass.