I had a profound revelation while interviewing successful women. Their financial achievements were invariably preceded by a financial challenge.
That’s when I realized: problems have a purpose. They’re trying to get your attention.
The place to begin is admitting what’s not working in your life. It could be anything from bankruptcy or burn out; from feeling undervalued or overworked; from getting a divorce, or desperately wanting one
No matter how subtle, how small, or how sizable and scary, your willingness to face the problem head on is the first step to breaking through it.
Facing a problem means looking it straight in the eye, even if you haven’t a clue what to do about it…especially if you haven’t a clue. Face it without shame, blame or judgment. Face it even without a solution in sight.
Once you realize your challenges are purposeful, they need no longer be painful. Once you stop seeing them as stumbling blocks, you can start using them as stepping-stones.
Indeed, the moment you stop waiting and start acting, you have the opportunity to walk through a doorway to a richer, fuller, more abundant life.
Is there a problem you’ve been avoiding? Tell me about it in the comments below.