We all wish that our lives were problem free. Free of problems, obstacles, failures, insecurities, and so on.
I have observed that no matter how much success or reputation a person has, they will still face this list of life issues. Even the most confident-looking man or woman have his or her insecurities. Actually, the more successful a person is, the chances are the more insecure they are, and that they need to keep accomplishing things in order to feel self-worth. This may be just an unrealistic expectation of themselves or of another person like a parent, friend, or society.
Someone would gladly trade for your life and problems
Everybody has their own set of problems. If you think your life sucks, you should be relieved to hear that someone has it worse than you and they would gladly trade for your life and all the problems you have. The more successful a person is, the more problems he or she likely has, the more obstacles they’ve had to face, they’ve experienced more failures than the average person, and they have insecurities beyond what normal people have.
Sometimes I look at the problems I have in life and wonder, “Why me?” Have you ever thought “Why me?” Well, I can sit there and complain until I explode, or I can view it from another angle and see how this problem can help me in my personal growth. Growth is painful. Stretching beyond our current abilities and comfort zone will cause some discomfort.
Some people never leave their comfort zone, and as such don’t face new problems, obstacles, failures, and insecurities. However, they also never lived their life to their fullest potential. In order to live life to the fullest, one must face more problems, more obstacles, more failures, and their own insecurities. Once you reach a new level, you are faced with new life challenges. Some people describe life as just a series of problems to solve.
But look on the bright side. Do you feel a sense of accomplishment when you solve a problem you previously couldn’t solve? Maybe it forced you to ask for help. Maybe it forced you to be creative. Maybe it forced you to do something you thought you couldn’t do. But in the end, things work out well.