Are You Focused On The Problem Or The Solution?

Are your a Problemer or a Solver?Are you focused on the problem or the solution?  I’ve noticed that people fall into one category or the other.

The “Problemers” tend to be well aware of why something can’t be done.  They can give you the reasons why, the limits of anything, and tell you why it won’t change.

And then, there are the “Solvers.”  They are the ones who are actively doing what others say can’t be done.

Which are you?  Do you focus on the problem or the solution?

When we focus on the problem, we find our Problem Horizon getting tighter and tighter.  We see far less of the possibilities and opportunities when we are stuck on the problem.

You may have heard the quote, “Those who say it can’t be done should stay out of the way of those doing it.”  Let me suggest that it is possible to go from being the one saying it can’t be done, to the one doing it. And you can do it in 4 steps.

In fact, if you think you can’t do that, please pay attention!  You can, and I can tell you how.

Learn how to move from being a “Problemer” to being a “Solver.”  It is an important trait of thrivers.

Extend Your 3 Horizons to Thrive

Extend your 3 horizons to really thrive.Sometimes, the horizon can seem to stretch in front of us forever.  Sometimes, it seems that we are smack up against the world.  We can’t see beyond where we are.  We can’t see past our problems and struggles.

Time to extend and expand your horizons.

There are three horizons we can all expand:  our problem horizon, opportunity horizon, and growth horizon.

When we can’t see past our problems, our problem horizon is limited.  At those times, you can believe that there is nothing on the other side of a problem or situation.

Sometimes, we just can’t see any opportunities.  Our opportunity horizon is too small, too close.  There seems to be no options, no possibility, no opportunities.  At the same time, others are seeing an opportunity everywhere.  The difference is their opportunity horizon.

And there are times when we just don’t believe we can grow and change.  Our change horizon is too small.  Maybe you tell yourself that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”  But in reality, we are ever-changing and ever-growing.  The question is only on how intentional we can be about that growth.  Do we embrace change or run from it?  Do we see our place of growth, or hide from it?

Learn more about your 3 horizons.  And then learn 5 steps to expanding and extending your horizons.