Life will never be 100% problem-free, and that’s a good thing

Each one of us has a vision of their perfect life; a life where living is easy. Most of the time, living easy is understood as the complete absence of problems, which is misleading, to say the least. Problems are a part of life, ergo, no problems, means you’re not really living. It means you are not challenging yourself enough. Tony Robbins once said problems were a gift. And in many ways they are, if we embrace them and manage to grow from them.

Problems often get a bad rep and it’s why we try to avoid them at all cost, yet the more we run from them, the bigger they get.

“The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.” Captain Jack Sparrow

Also, it should be noted, not all problems in life are an existential crisis. Those are very rare if you face the everyday issues head on. Think of a problem as a seed of a weed. The sooner you attend to it, the sooner you can get rid of it. However, if avoided, it only grows bigger and gets more difficult to handle.

Finally, your life will never be 100% problem-free because you will challenge yourself, you’ll go outside your comfort zone, you’ll try new things, discover new interests, dream bigger and aim higher. Taking up a challenge is what makes you develop, improve and grow into the best version of yourself.

If a problem free life was really that good, people would never push boundaries, we would not have any innovations nor inventions. The greatest people in the world are those who depend on problems — they search for them because the fulfillment of solving them is priceless. Change your mindset about problems, start calling them gifts and challenges, because this is what they really are.

Your only limit is you, not the problems you encounter.