We cannot solve our problems with the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
– Albert Einstein
When we are stuck with a problem, we usually do one of three things:
1. Get frustrated, rant and swear, stay frustrated. (This uses up a lot of energy.)
2. Try to fix whatever we think isn’t working right. (This might be effective sometimes while at others it is like playing whack-a-mole. And if we are trying to fix other people it rarely, if ever, works to anyone’s benefit in any lasting way.)
3. Create a vision that makes the old problem obsolete. (Ala Einstein this uses a different kind of thinking from the thinking that created the problem in the first place.)
Create a vision that makes the old problem obsolete.
Try directing focus off of the problem and thinking outside of it to render it obsolete:
One of my favorite sayings is, “Focus on the love, not the problem.” Imagine your relationships with a focus on love. It feels completely different, doesn’t it, putting your attention on the love rather than the problems?
Imagine another approach that completely bypasses or even dissolves obstacles. It feels completely different than concentrating on the barriers, doesn’t it?
Imagine a different way of viewing circumstances. Many “problems” are actually misunderstandings.
How have you used thinking outside a problem to make it obsolete?
May Divine Wisdom guide you today and always.