I once read a book and this story was told.
A company that makes shoes sent two of her staff to two different regions.
Few days after they arrived for their visitations, the first staff was called to report his observations. This is what he had to say.
“Sir, this place is actually a desert. People here don’t wear shoes at all. I doubt if we’ll ever make success.
The second guy got his call too. Listen to what he said.
“Sir, this is a beautiful dessert. These people here are very lucky we can bring them our shoes. I think we’ve got a big business here.
While the first saw Problems, The second saw Great Success.
In life, two kinds of people exist in terms of how they view or see situations.
But here I am going to focus more on how successful people see things and what they do afterwards.
Successful people see all situations, even problems and complaints as opportunities, while others see only difficulty and problems in every situation.
The successful know that problems solved = products sold, services delivered, customers gained – and financial success achieved.
You can’t succeed without encountering some kind of difficulty or challenge; however, as long as you persist through the challenge until you resolve it, you’ll be rewarded.
And the bigger the problem is, the bigger the reward.
When a problem exists for the entire market and all the people in it, it becomes an equalizer and the individual becomes the differentiator.
The only person who stands out is the opportunity-focused individual who is willing to focus on the opportunity, not the problem.
These people are able to use the issue at hand to separate themselves and dominate the marketplace.
There are countless situations that most tend to see as setbacks and nothing else; recessions, unemployment, housing predicaments, banks tightening, the loan challenge, conflict, customer complaints, and company shutdowns, just to name a few.
If you can learn to see these as opportunities instead of problems, you’ll continually come out on top.
What are you focusing on today? Opportunity or Problems?