No one gets rewarded for describing the darkness. You get rewarded when you turn on the light.cabiojinia
This is a very important point [that] I’ve come to realise lately. Nobody gets a reward for narrating all the problems in the world, except historians maybe. People need solutions to the numerous problems that plague humanity, and they’ll part with fortunes if you can offer the solutions.
You want a solution when you’re sick
For instance, you are feeling feverish and you visit the studio of your doctor. You want two things from him – explain what is wrong with me and prescribe the correct therapy that will cure whatever disease it is. So, you are not searching for a description of the problem, you want a cure to the fever.
You ask Google for solutions
Another instance, when you open a search engine like Google, you are searching for solutions. And Google knows this and the results that rank most on search engines are usually the ones that respond to people’s queries, providing insights and solutions.
Solution is Value
So, everyone wants something more – the way out, a solution; you’re searching for “how to solve a problem.” Because of this, you are paid or crowned by society when you’re a value and add value to the society, to an organization, a company. When you offer goods and services that proffer solutions to problems, people will be willing to pay you for it.
So, one secret to success as an individual or a leader is to become a problem solver and not just a problem describer. Yes, knowing that there’s a problem, and understanding what the problem is, forms the basis for finding a solution. But your thinking should go beyond that. Think of solutions whenever a problem presents itself. Form that habit.
God solved and solves problems
When God saw that the earth was without form, void and full of darkness, He quickly made light and filled the void with living and non-living things— SOLUTION. He didn’t spend time describing what the VOID meant and what consequences it has. That sentence, “the earth was without form and void,” covers all we needed to know about the state of the earth in the Pre-Adamite era. If you want more insights into that, you can ask God. But He moved into action and, together with the Holy Ghost and His Word Jesus Christ, began creation.
Notice also that when God saw that Adam/Eve had sinned, while He pronounced punishment on them, He quickly added a solution to the problem of sin. He didn’t stop at cursing the ground nor the serpent; He set in motion a solution, Jesus Christ. Why? Because punishment isn’t a solution to sin. Jesus Christ is the ONLY solution to sin.
Pharoah sort for problem solvers
When there was a famine in Egypt, Pharaoh sought problem solvers, not just interpreters. Pharoah was interested in understanding his dreams and the solutions to them. No wonder Joseph was chosen because he knew the solution that no one else was able to come up with.
Albert Einstein is reported to have said, “If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions.” While understanding the various aspects of a problem can be quite helpful in finding a solution to it, the endpoint MUST be to find a solution.
Money comes to problem solvers
Our world is submerged in serious problems begging for answers, and only men and women with solutions will emerge above others. Simple. So, to become successful, begin to think of solving problems in your home, city, country, continent and the world.
Now, I know that success shouldn’t be simply equated to being financially rich. But there’s a good chance you’re reading this because you not only want to be successful, you also want to have some cash while being successful.
So, if you need more than a few bucks in your wallet, here’s an idea: if you want to become a millionaire, solve a multimillion-dollar problem. If you want to be a billionaire, solve a multibillion-dollar problem. For example? Think of how to efficiently provide good drinking water to a million people in your country for one naira a bottle and in one year or less you’re a millionaire.
Do the same in the health sector, food sector, power sector, IT sector, fashion and design world and you’ll be there. These are basic human needs, and until Jesus comes to take us home, men will always need these items and more.
Change your mindset
You see, coming from a low to a middle-class family can make you detest very rich people, calling them dishonest, unhappy fraudsters who made their wealth illegally. But that’s a wrong way of thinking.
Nelson Mandela once said, “when you are at the bottom, be careful of the monster called BITTERNESS. Bitterness will make you jealous and think that other people are the reason you haven’t made it.”
Granted that there could be frauds among the rich, many of these people worked tirelessly for years to unearth solutions to problems. Those solutions shot them into the limelight. And guess what? A good number of them came from very poor homes too.
Money is not the root of all evil, but the love of it says the Bible.
Problems are everywhere. But the solutions are lacking
Problems are everywhere, only the solutions are lacking. See the problems as opportunities; the solutions as the ladder to the top. Look at things not as they are, but as they can be.
Form a habit of focusing on solutions, rather than on the problem. Staying on problems for long can mess with your mind, but focusing on the possible solution(s) helps you overcome the problems. It’s not negation; it’s wisdom.
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