I recently posted on my Facebook page the very words from the above title:
“Acknowledge The Problem, But Live In The Solution.”
The basic idea is to put the focus on where it should be, while not ignoring the cause. One annoyance I have every so often with the world of personal development is that it can at times be a bit “politically correct.”
For example, we’ll often hear or read that we should simply ignore the negative; that which we don’t want. Well, I believe that while it’s terrific to think positive and focus on the positive, ignoring the negative is simply not productive. The reason is that…
“What is ignored, does NOT necessarily go away.”
Don’t get me wrong; as usual, there is a time and place for most everything. And there is indeed a time to ignore that which simply doesn’t serve. When that is appropriate then, by all means, do so. Ignore away!
But, “sticking one’s head in the sand” like an ostrich — thinking that not acknowledging what needs to be dealt with will automatically cause it to disappear — is counterproductive. And, that’s the best case. At worst, it will cause the issue to fester and grow bigger.
So, yes, note that there is a problem. Acknowledge that the problem is there. Next, devise a game plan for overcoming it — in other words, determine the solution. And then…focus on that solution. In other words, live in the solution.
How are you doing with this? And, what great examples have you seen of others who tend to do that very well?