Problems? Challenges? Opportunities?

 

Was stuck in the infamous KL traffic jam yesterday.

Was feeling quite angry with myself, as the reason I was stuck in the jam was because I took a wrong turning. Pretty scary how a 1-sec decision would eventually take up 20-min of your life.

So, I was sitting in the car contemplating the current situation.

“So many problems,” I grunted.

“What was the word you used?” Jamie teased. We always try to advocate positive thinking.

“Ok, fine fine. Not problems. Challenges,” I replied.

“That’s much better.”

“Actually, why not call them opportunities?” I quipped.

“That’s taking it a bit too far,” he laughed.

But isn’t it amazing?

One scenario, so many ways of looking at it. Many a times, the greatest inventions or ideas were born because someone was in a bad situation, and by thinking of how to get out of it, they found a great opportunity! 🙂

I swerved my car into another lane.

“See? That was actually an opportunity for me. I could either seize the opportunity to move to a faster moving lane, or stay on in the slower moving lane and complain!”

And he laughed. 🙂

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5 Comments

  1. Hehehe, that’s the way to do it. Find opportunity in everything as I always remind myself… 🙂

    Have a great weekend, Violet.

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  2. Violet,maybe you could’ve taken advantage of the opportunity even further and given out your name card?
    You would’ve had a captive audience!

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  3. Rudy-
    Good to know that you are super-optimistic! 🙂 Sometimes, it’s so difficult in the world we live in… but the main thing is to persevere…!

    Andrew-
    Haha, yeah, never thought of that! :p That’s creative thinking for you! 🙂

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  4. don’t wait the opportunity drop from sky.
    We shall creates the opportunity!!
    But first of all, most of us will perceive thing as a problem, burden…
    don’t really view it as a opportunity / challenge to grow. end up always depress, complain…
    don’t see thing as a problem, we should find the solutions instead keep on live in the nut shell.Think out the box!
    impossible is nothing…
    nothing is impossible too…

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  5. Hi JC-
    Love your positive attitude! Forget about the problem, concentrate on the solution! 🙂 Thanks for the words of motivation! 🙂

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