Thursday, January 12, 2012
You Got a Problem?
"It's not a problem, it's a situation."
I thought it was a clever statement, and have often turned it over in my mind. It's a good thing, I think, to view problems this way. Life is full of these "situations" so we can learn, don't you think?
If we were never challenged, how would we know what stuff we were made of? What would we have to spur us on to count our blessings and appreciate life?
Bottom line: problems invite creativity and progress. The choice is ours, we can choose to view them as stumbling blocks or as useful tools.
While I don't always like, but can appreciate life's problems, I see the value in them for our writing. Just think of all the ideas that can be found within - story plots, article ideas, blog posts, poems, and other great stuff.
(FYI: This post, What is a Problem? over at Idea Sandbox was the catalyst that prompted my ponderings. It's brief, so if you have a minute, hop over!)
How are your problem solving skills? What "situations" have you encountered? Have you used any in your writing?
Have a great weekend!
P.S. You get brownie points if you remember what movie that line was in. :)
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