Do you hate problems? That sounds like a stupid question. Most of us would say yes!!! But do we? Well, I don’t think we hate all problems. All of us are interested in some type of problems whether they are government, environmental, those of family and friends, etc. We seek them out by learning about them forming opinions on fixing them and then acting on our thoughts. Many times we volunteer for organizations because there is a problem that needs to be fixed. Many of us join groups within our religion because the organization has problems. Such as: Youth Education, Feeding the Homeless, and more. So we don’t really hate problems, we hate OUR problems.
We hate our problems because there is some kind of danger involved. Because of the problems we face there may be loss of income, loss of opportunity, loss of friendship, etc. Winston Churchill once said of danger: “One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.”
You may be thinking; “How does running towards my problems make me a leader?” Here is how: Other people are dealing with problems too. Many times those people are frozen in their problem due to fear. By running towards your problem you show others how your courage is beneficial to you and to others.
I would love to hear your thoughts, please comment below.
Kevin D. Hawkins ACB, CL