The highest levels of performance come to people who are centered, intuitive, creative, and reflective – people who know to see a problem as an opportunity.
I love the idea of seeing a problem as an opportunity. If you look at a problem as a problem, you’re approaching it as a barrier and stop yourself right there. But, when you look at a problem as an opportunity it opens up so much possibility. It’s opens up the idea of “what if”… It’s an invitation to explore and have fun.
Think about a time when you were exploring something new, maybe it’s when you were little and walking in the woods and finding a trail that you hadn’t seen before… maybe it’s discovering new music that you hadn’t heard before and want to explore more… maybe it’s meeting a new friend and the conversations lead to new exciting stories… Whatever the memory, bring to mind the feeling of excitement and discovery. Hold that feeling for a few seconds. Isn’t it a great feeling? Remember that feeling as you go through your day – bring it to mind every so often and soak in it. Think of the opportunities… What if?