Problems Are Good For You

“I don’t need or want any problems, thank you.”

This is probably the typical response to the dictate, “Problems Are Good For You”. Too many problems tend to break people down. You need to be strong minded and have courage and hope to face problems.

But, on the plus side, solving life’s difficulties increases our confidence, our courage, and our powers of strategy and efficiency. By facing and conquering obstacles, your mind grows strong and your character develops.

For many people, problems mean insecurity. But in reality, the only internal security you have is in the knowledge that you can handle life’s difficulties in a positive way.

Many people avoid dealing with problems because they fear failure. This fear leads to emotional, mental, and physical immobility and the inability to function productively.

Sometimes, failure in solving a problem is just someone else’s opinion on how it should be solved. Once you realize there are many ways to solve a problem and many learning experiences connected with the search for a solution, total failure won’t exist for you!

Even if you don’t completely solve a difficulty, you can learn just from trying. Without trying we learn nothing. So even out of so called “failure” can come good!

After you have faced problems and not run away, and come up with solutions, you become a person filled with confidence. You become secure in the knowledge that you can handle any difficulty that comes along in life. This confident thought inspires and strengthens you. Solving problems can change your destiny. Every victory helps you acquire a sense of purpose, meaning and fulfillment in your life.

So, problems ARE good for you!



“Writer Dave has attempted to write about something that is really important. There is nothing to fear except fear itself, but writing about it in a creative way is very difficult. I am not yet brave enough to write a serious article. I salute Writer Dave, a brave man!”

7 thoughts on “Problems Are Good For You

  1. Had to laugh,Dave re the title of your latest blogpost ! Just emailed you detailing my recent probs !
    Important to keep a sense of humour ….
    Thank heavens I have Super Fiendish Sudoku probs to solve ! Perfect distraction…

  2. My friend Pat just told me about her recent problems with a nosebleed and a fall.
    The blog post about Problems was very topical in this case!
    Keep your chin up, Pat.

  3. Without problems life would be very dull and uninteresting. My problems keep me thinking and that thinking keeps me awake, and when I’m awake I have more time to think about solving those problems that are keeping me awake. Thank you Dave. I think you’ve given me something to think about. I’ll sleep on it. or maybe not!

  4. Nope, not problems – just challenges. It’s through these challenges that we evolve – socially, spiritually and emotionally, to become more than what we were previously. Ever heard the saying: ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’?

    Aye Life finds a way of moving us forward, whether we like it or not.
    Great post Dave.

  5. Dave, problems or challenges you need something to rock the boat in life. If life was smooth sailing it would bore the pants off most of us (creative types especially) and what would we have to write about if everything went according to the master plan!

    I must admit some problems/challenges do my head in at times, but at least I know I have a head to be done in. I think therefore I am…I don’t think about too much so perhaps I’m not…bring them on. Nice ones though, please.

    Do pop to my author blog some time, love to see you there. Jane

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