Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Problems: Millstones or Stepping Stones?

How often do you run into problems as you try to grow your business?

Weekly? Daily? Every 10 minutes?

Left unsolved, problems in your business -- like how to get more clients, or get them to buy more often -- can drag you down, like a millstone around your neck.

But what if you looked at problems differently?

What if you could see them, not as millstones weighing you down, but stepping stones, leading you on to success?

Let me explain ...

It's entirely normal to look at a problem as a pain, something to solve and get out of your life as quickly as possible, like a toothache.

Viewed that way, problems are entirely negative, like a millstone tied around the neck of a man who is thrown into the sea (Luke 17:2).

But ... what if you viewed problems as the pathway to greater achievement?

Because, you cannot succeed in great things until you succeed in small things. One translation of Luke 16:10 is, "Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much ..." (NIV).

What if you saw every problem solved as a stepping stone, leading from where you are to where you want to be?

There will always be problems in your business. That won't change.

But your attitude toward problems can change.

Stop seeing problems as negative. That only drags you down.

Start setting problems as a way to grow stronger and develop more skills. That paves the way for success in your business, like stepping stones to achievement.

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