Problems are a Fact of Life

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Problems are a Fact of Life   

“Problems are not stop signs,

they are guidelines.

Robert H. Schuller, author   


As I see it . . . . . . .


Problems are a fact of life


At one time or another we all have to face the problems that come into our lives. The problems can have the potential of becoming overwhelming or merely a blip on the meter.


How you address a problem becomes critical in successfully resolving the conditions that you encounter.


You attitude has a significant impact on how you view a problem and in what steps you’ll take to successfully resolve it.


When a problem is viewed as overwhelming a person can become paralyzed by what they perceive as the sheer size of the problem. Break a big problem down into manageable pieces and work on the most important pieces first.


In breaking a big problem down into smaller pieces you’re able to take what seemed to be overwhelming and manage your efforts to create a number of successes outcome in the smaller pierces.


With a persistent effort and time you will create successful forward momentum and by breaking a big problem down and in managing the small pieces. As you do you will resolve the big problem one small pierce at the time.


Problems are fact of life, how you manage them makes all the difference.


©2011 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author



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Yvette Chisholm
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Rockville, MD
Associate Broker - Rockville, MD 301-758-9500

Absolutely, and that is the number one reason people hire agents is their experience in dealing with the problems.

Oct 05, 2011 12:08 PM #1
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

You are right - problems are a fact of life and will always be with us.  It is all about attitude and how we handle our problems.  Nice post.

Oct 05, 2011 12:16 PM #2
Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS, SRES, CMRS
ERA Key Realty~Worcester County Realty Group - Worcester, MA
'Helping You Make the Best Move"


Nice post. Attitude is everything!

Have a great night!

Oct 05, 2011 12:25 PM #3
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Lou you are right.  How we decide to deal with our problems goes a long way to helping us solve them.

Oct 05, 2011 12:33 PM #4
Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Hi Lou, I think that when it comes to our problems, you're right, it is all about your attitude and how you decide to deal with things.

Oct 05, 2011 01:47 PM #5
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Hi Lou, we definitely should not allow problems to stop us from achieving our goals although we may have to take a different route to get there.

Oct 05, 2011 02:35 PM #6
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL - (561) 716-7824 - CRS, ABR, GRI

Absolutely, Lou.  It's often overwhelming when we take the problem head on.  As you said, it's best to break it down.  Good advice!

Oct 05, 2011 03:31 PM #7
Alan Adamo
Westline Real Estate - Huntington Beach, CA
Your Huntington Beach REALTOR®

Lou, I love that and thanks for sharing this post. I agree, breaking down a big problem into manageable pieces make sense. :)

Oct 05, 2011 06:35 PM #8
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Problems can be stop signs, but for the true optimist they are a caution warning to change paths! Enjoy your day! 

Oct 06, 2011 12:47 AM #9
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

You are so right - if we see them as small (no matter how big) we can usually muddle through. 

Oct 06, 2011 01:07 AM #10
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