“What’s your Problem?”

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“There are no problems; only opportunities for improvement.”

In life, there’re no shortages of obstacles. Whenever we meet one, we are presented with a choice. Do we run away? Do we climb over it? Do we go around it? Or do we use it to our advantage?

What’s really stopping us from doing the things that we want to do? Is it the obstacles? Or is it ourselves?

In one of my earlier posts (“Are you Dreaming?”), I wrote about how we begin to lose the ability to dream as we grow older. A dear friend of mine, James (@JamesBlute), commented that one of the reasons for this “is because we are taught later in life to conform to certain rules and perceptions on what life should look like.”

As we grow older, we begin to add more responsibilities upon our shoulders. Do we allow these responsibilities to weigh us down till they ultimately form a prison about us? Or do we allow these responsibilities to push us to achieve more?

You don’t have to allow common perceptions to decide what you live by. If you agree with it, adopt it. If you don’t, why should you accept it? Is it because everyone else is doing it?

The truth is; we always have a choice. And knowing this is the first step to making the right choice for you.

The next time you come to an obstacle, tell yourself that you have an opportunity to make the most out of the obstacle. Whether or not you make use of that opportunity, now that’s your choice.

Please do leave a comment on the problems that you have encountered that deter you from pursuing your dreams~ I’d love to hear from you!

What’s your problem? What’s your choice?

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6 Responses to “What’s your Problem?”

  1. Francis A says:

    I agree that life is all about choices!! We choose our happiness and our paths! I love that because that means that is something is wrong we have the power to fix it, the power to take a different path, the power to make a difference in someone’s life!! The choice is all ours!! I have realized this with age and through my children! 🙂

    • lovtoo says:

      Hi Ms Francis,

      You are wise indeed! We all have a choice. We always do. But we don’t always see it at first glance. The trick is to know that it is there, and look harder~

      Thanks for commenting!

      Cheers!
      Shawn Poh

      P.S. Francis (@hipcop) is a really cool person I met on twitter. Still counting my lucky stars~ You should check out her blog on the things that inspire her, Here!

  2. This was a great post! Thank you for sharing it! I’m a firm believer in our feelings being choices and that we always have options… we just do not always see them 🙂

    • lovtoo says:

      Hey there Mr Michael!

      You’re most welcome! I’m just glad it managed to reach people. If it manages to make a difference, then it would be a success to me~

      Too easily do people turn to choosing the easy way out; not out of weakness but out of ignorance. Ignorance to the fact that they have power over their outcomes. Yes. I think people tend to forget that.

      “You can’t find what you don’t know you’re looking for” – Shawn Poh =D

      Cheers for seeing!
      Shawn

      P.S. I’m sure most of you already know Michael (@masismore) but if you didn’t, now you do! You can check out his awesome blog Here~

  3. Kat Jaibur says:

    You’re so right, Shawn. My coach friends & I like to call them opportunities instead of obstacles. I once heard Hell described as “that place where you get everything you want, when you want it.” How boring is that?! It helps to remember that we’re here for the adventure…and the thrill of creating. Thanks for reminding me!

    • lovtoo says:

      Hi Ms Kat,

      Thanks for taking the time to read my post~

      Hmm that’s truly an interesting way to look at Hell; a land without purpose. Boredom ensured!

      Cheer’s for remembering! =D

      P.S. Not many people can tell a story like Kat (@Katjaib).. You can check out her blog Here!~

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