William Liao

November 3, 2021

The problem versus your thoughts about it

On some level, problems are immutable: 

A broken faucet is a broken faucet. 

A challenging professional relationship is a challenging professional relationship. 

An underperforming quarter is an underperforming quarter. 

On the other hand, you have a great deal of freedom when it comes to the thoughts you use to frame a problem — both in terms of how you see it presently and how you choose to move forward in light of it.

So what’s it gonna be? 

A headache or a unique learning opportunity?

A period of angst or a period of growth (sometimes it can be a little bit of both!)?

In case it’s not clear yet: you get to choose.