At the entrance to the design studio of Stanford University there is a wonderful sign: “You are here.” Do you like it? You are already here, in reality, in which everyone found himself as a result of their actions and deeds.

I will not hide it, but it has always been difficult to start moving for me, to choose the direction in which to move. Fear of problems and obstacles — who doesn’t have them?

Therefore, today a little about the problems or, to be more precise, about complex problems. Yes, there are easy and difficult problems (can you imagine?!), but you probably already knew that. And we can’t do anything about hard problems. For example, the rise in food prices. And it’s not in a particular country or region. At the moment, a significant rise in the price of food can be observed everywhere. Or another example of what to do if I observe a low level of wages for people who clean the streets? Here’s what to do with it? Nothing, just take it for granted.

Because there are problems with which we can do nothing as well as problems that we actually cannot change.

Or, nevertheless, it is possible to make something?

Just humble yourself and accept it as a fact.

And when you accept these facts, then you can try to consider these situations from different angles. Yes, indeed, the rise in food prices is felt by everyone. And one of the main reasons is the deteriorating environmental situation on Earth. So, maybe you still start sorting garbage and buy an eco-bag, instead of an endless stream of purchased plastic bags? Or will you reconsider your attitude to “fast fashion”? Or will you reduce food waste by controlling your purchases? And the level of salaries of janitors to increase thanks to a significantly improved social package for workers and improved working conditions?

Now do you understand what’s the matter? In fact, any problem is solvable! Just don’t dwell on the fact that you’ve hit a dead end and you’ll never succeed. Any problem always has several sides and solutions. Always consider them all, in order.

I propose to evaluate our starting point «I am here.» What do we have today? Our life can be conditionally divided into such important segments: health, work, entertainment, personal relationships / love. Let’s try to evaluate them:

— Try to describe the state of each segment of your life, at least a few lines.

— Then, rate each segment of your life from «0» (nothing) to «10” (I am completely satisfied)

— Ask yourself if there are problems in any segment?

— Can we say that this is a difficult problem? (Well, let’s look at it from the other side).

Health 0 _______ _______ _______ _______ 10.

Job 0 _______ _______ _______ _______ 10.

Entertainment 0 _______ _______ _______ _______ 10.

Love 0 _______ _______ _______ _______ 10.

P.S. Without awareness of our resources, the starting point at which we are, it is impossible to go further. You are here already. Start moving. Because no one will do it for you. Therefore, go ahead!

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