1. A problem is an opportunity for improvement.
A problem can
be a real break, the stroke of luck, opportunity knocking, a chance to
get out of the rut of the everyday and make yourself or some situation
better. Note that problems need not arrive as a result of external
or bad events. Any new awareness you have that allows you to see
for improvement brings a "problem" for you to solve. This is why the
creative people are "problem seekers" rather than "problem avoiders."
Developing a positive attitude toward problems can transform
a happier, saner, more confident person who feels (and is) much more in
control of life. Train yourself to respond to problems with enthusiasm
and eagerness, rising to the opportunity to show your stuff, and you
be amazed at the result.
2. A problem is the difference between your current
state and your
goal state. A problem can result from new knowledge or
you know where you are and where you want to be, you have a problem to
solve in getting to your destination. The solution can and should be
and exciting as you think over the various possible solution paths you
might choose. When you can identify the difference between what you
and what you want, you have defined your problem and can aim toward