Why I don’t use the Word "Problem" Anymore


The idea that we need to identify what is in the way of our goals is good. But a focus on the word “problem” often becomes the obstacle. Because we get stuck into a “situation, matter, or person that is hard to deal with or understand,” as the main definition suggests. Some languages address the issue with a strong secondary meaning for an important word. Take for example “crisis.” It also means opportunity in Chinese. Instead of getting stuck with a difficult situation, we can shift our attention to what we can make of it. If instead of starting with…

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