“The way we see the problem is the problem.” Stephen Covey
This quote means to me that when dealing with a problem the first mistake made is calling the problem a “problem.” When a problem occurs an individual usually automatically begins to attempt to mentally process ways to solve the problem. Problem solving involves critical thinking, and with critical thinking comes a lot of stress. Stress from a problem can be avoided if an individual looked at the situation in a more positive way, rather than automatically thinking negatively.
I feel this quote is relevant to the work we do in the class. In this class we focus a lot on one’s self. I believe that the way you think when no one is looking describes your character. For example, one may assume that they have not learned anything from the class, but one with and open-mind would be able to express information that has been learned in the class. Every “problem” should be approached with an open mind, because when everything has been completed “you” will still be “you.” And what that means is, is that life will continue to move forward rather you have conquered the problem or not.
I chose this quotation because I felt that it is fitting for anything in life. In life you will always come across a new situation because life is always about change. When attempting to advance, I feel that is when the majority of change comes. You are always going to come across a personality, a strategy, or method that you are not going to like and will take you out of your comfort zone. What is important is that you realize that everything is temporary and too shall pass. Once you’ve figured out that there is no such thing as a “problem,” rather than it is a “change” you can deal accordingly because change is inevitable.