Dictionary.com defines “Problem” as:
“a matter or situation regarded as unwelcome or harmful needing to be dealt with and overcome.”
While this might be somewhat true, I think the definition is too negative. What if you took a positive perspective on problems?
For example, what if we defined problems as something trying to happen? It changes a problem from something to avoid, to something to move towards.
I always encourage teams and leaders to make all their problems visible. It can feel painful once you see all the problems. However, making problems visible and confronting them is the only path I know to increased success.
On the other side of a problem is something better waiting for you. When you think of problems this way, it makes them exciting, don’t you think?
You’ve got this.