A problem is only a problem if you choose to make it a problem…

Keeping your composure is very difficult at times. Especially when things aren’t going your way. The older I seem to get, the more I understand that this is a fact of life as all of us have problems which we all have to deal with. To remain confident in the face of adversity and to remain positive that things will work out in the long term takes a lot of faith and courage, especially when you’re in the heat of the challenges that you’re facing at the present moment.

Looking back at my past it was often the case that while I experienced many hardships, I somehow always came out on top and often found novel solutions to the problems i had. But even after all of this, I still lacked the ability to recognize that while I was able to overcome my problems in the past, that I was more than capable of finding solutions to my present problems.

Looking at it logically, it’s not really the problem that’s the issue, but rather how we deal with it.

There are so many issues in the world that we have to deal with at some point in our lives, and what really matters is the mindset which we have to condition ourselves into in order to deal with them effectively.

A few common problems may be a job loss or a failure at marriage. Or perhaps a company going bankrupt and coming up with ways to get out of it.

In one of my previous posts, I spoke about how to remain confident when the situation we are in is difficult. And what I suggested was to recognize it and to understand why that is in order to help re-frame our minds into thinking rationally and to free ourselves up into coming up with solutions.

This is vital and directly links to adversity because we have to be able to deal with our belief systems at all times the minute a challenge or obstacle comes our way.

As our minds are a powerful influence on our decisions. It’s clear that if we are to effectively face our adversities head-on, we will have to look at ways into changing our beliefs.

The best way for me is to re-frame my mind in the following way:

Believe that you are an asset

In an article written by Sid Kemp he addresses the idea that all of us are born with a natural gift to problem solve. This is something that I completely agree with because if it were not for our natural ability to solve problems, we would not be able to survive, erect skyscrapers or travel to the moon. We all have the ability to think creatively and it all boils down to our belief systems which either stop or encourage us to take action.

If you really believe that you’re an asset in this world and are capable of achieving things as much as any other human being on the planet. This will give you the self-confidence and courage to step forward despite your doubts and fears.


Onder Hassan
Onder Hassan

Onder is the founder of Dawn of Change. He spends most of his time in the discovery of his own potential, building his self-confidence and using his experiences to share and teach others how to do the same.