The Problem, Isn’t The Problem

…Matt Furey brought that up in a recent audio program I was listening to.

‘You might think that your problem is your problem, but it’s not.’

I’ll explain.

Take for example, being lost.

Telling yourself over and over again that you’re lost isn’t going to get you to your destination.

Or writer’s block.

Telling yourself over and over again that you’ve got writer’s block isn’t going to help you write another word.

Or even being broke.

Telling yourself over and over again that you’re broke isn’t going to give you a money making idea. – It’s like looking at your feet all day and not seeing the $10 that’s twenty feet away. 

Looking only at your problem shuts you off to seeing opportunities, ideas, or anything else that could lift you from where you are.

Instead, you need to look beyond all of that.

If you weren’t lost, what direction would you take?

If you didn’t have writer’s block, what would you write?

If you weren’t broke, what actions would you be doing that would make you money?

Now you could probably say that that’s common sense.

But who ever said that ‘common sense’ was common?

As Einstein once said, ‘We can’t solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.’

Whatever you’re going through at the moment, and probably cursing it, won’t get you out of your situation.

Instead you’ve got to look at it from the other side.

Look from there, and you’ll find yourself a whole lot happier.


Because once you’re working on a solution you’re too busy to be focused on your problem and the frustration it’s causing you.  – And before you know it, it’s behind you.

Or you could moan and bitch about it, and keep complaining to people that can’t do anything to fix your problem, the choice is yours.

PS – Now, if you’re stuck and looking for an idea for your new romance book, my Rolodex is a great way to get you to the other side of writer’s block.

Not only will you have ton’s of ideas to write about, but you’re also giving readers what they’re looking for… which I’m sure is the solution you’re looking for….you can pick it up here.