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20 Ideas That Changed My Life: How To Give Every Day A Gift And Feel Richer Than Ever Before


Idea 1 - consider problems with

another point of view

The first question that arises is what we mean by a problem. Sure, a problem is a nuisance, an obstacle, or a conflict. Definitely something negative that nobody needs. Especially not when something needs to be done as quickly and smoothly as possible. Now, as we all know from experience, a life without problems is not possible either in real and global life itself or in the small, everyday process.

Even if you think you are always well organized, everyone has already experienced the following situation: You are standing at the checkout with your purchases, want to pay, but have forgotten your wallet. It's nice at home, together with the bank card, because you took another bag or jacket with you today. Or it is still close at hand on the dresser in the hallway.

This everyday experience has several problem facets: on the one hand, the embarrassing situation in public, then, on the other hand, to go home without having achieved anything, which is always annoying, and then, thirdly, to consider whether or not you want to go again maybe doesn't have time for it anymore and the whole action was in vain.

I will show you how you not only learn to deal better with everyday problems, but also see problems in general with different eyes. Namely not as a mere annoyance, but rather as a challenge, as an opportunity for suitable solutions. “Problems are solutions in work clothes. Which is not true linguistically, but as a joke contains a deeper truth.

Using the example of the forgotten wallet: Simply react with a nice smile, then it is no longer embarrassing, because everyone knows that from their own experience.

Driving home without shopping may give you the idea of ​​using up the leftovers in the fridge before they spoil and looking in the pantry to see what other treasures are there. And you can ask yourself, is it really so urgent that you have to go out again today? Or could you better do it another time on the go and have saved the money for today?

And if you leave something at home more often (such as money, food for work or the front door key), then the problem is definitely elsewhere: You are so distracted that certain automatisms no longer work and can become a problem. Only then may you realize that you have been stressed for a long time and that something or someone is pulling your energy away. The problem of the forgotten wallet makes you think about yourself and your life.

So I think problems are a good thing; even if you may think differently about it. In Pirates of the Caribbean, Jonny Depp once said:.

And it is exactly the same, it is always the viewing angle that allows a platform to be labeled as above or below. If you are standing under a platform, it is up for you, but if it is lower than you, it is down.

To deal with problems, running away from them is not the right approach, because then they will follow you until you have managed to face them and overcome them.

Problems are just tests in my eyes. If you have prepared yourself well for these, then they are not a problem for you; if, on the other hand, you have not prepared yourself well for this, then the exam presents a real problem for you, like a question to which you do not yet have an answer.

So problems challenge you and make you grow with them. You probably know the saying:. That means, without problems or challenges - which they are after all - we would not be able to grow and life would become very boring very quickly.

And here also the question, would a problem be a problem for you if it was simply to steer you in the right direction or if it contains big gifts? We don't always know what the meaning of this problem is, but we do know one thing, and that is that this one problem has changed your whole life because you suddenly made different decisions than usual and spent your time differently.

Imagine you really want to go to place B but suddenly something is blocking your way. Since you don't know what to do next, this is of course a problem for you. Let's look at this from a different angle, you would have reached location B, but you were attacked on the way. With this knowledge, the obstacle would suddenly no longer be a nuisance, but rather a blessing. What I mean by that is that a problem that gets in our way will sometimes open new doors that would not have been possible without the problem.

Let us therefore consider problems as a source of information, because only when there are stones in our way that we have to watch out for do we look at the path from time to time and notice whether we are still on the right path. They are also supposed to save us from wrong decisions sometimes.

An example from my life: If I had never had a problem with my body, that is, that I find it very difficult to gain weight, then I might never have dealt so intensively with bodybuilding and nutrition and today I would have to rely on many of the advantages of a healthy one Life brings with it, renounce.

In the game of life, problems should sometimes save us from bad decisions and guide us to the right doors.

If there were no more problems, then we would be at a standstill and who would want that in the long term? So problems make us grow first.

You could just take advantage of a problem, because who says that you are left with this problem all alone? Many other people will likely be affected by this problem too, so just make the effort to create a solution to the problem and then spread it.

Problems are opportunities to grow by simply facing them and tackling them from now on. Every problem always has a chance ready, for example by using it for yourself because you make the solution available to others and can earn money with it. But also simply to get stronger, similar to strength training, where your muscles hit an obstacle (problem) that is too big and start to grow on it.

And sometimes the problem is just that we don't have a better alternative. For example, imagine you have a problem with your blood sugar level and your relatives have already had cases of diabetes. But you wouldn't want to go without chocolate cake for the rest of your life, for example.

The problem here isn't necessarily the chocolate cake grinning at you, the problem is simply that there are too few healthy chocolate cakes and even if they do exist, they are not that readily available because you haven't met them yet . So it would be easy for you to resort to a healthy chocolate cake if it looks and tastes at least as good, right?

In this case, the problem is simply the missing, better alternative. Or on the subject of plastic waste pollution in the sea: This is also the problem because there are not yet enough better alternatives to implement. If we were to use compostable plastic instead of normal plastic, instead of putting fruit and vegetables in plastic packaging, but engraving them with a laser and resorting to more stable packaging with a deposit, our oceans would look completely different today, for example.

Let us now summarize what problems really are and how we can view and classify them from now on.

Problems are:

1. Challenges

2. Opportunities

3. Questions with no answers

4. Whistleblower

5. Lifesaver

6. Life changer

7. Riddles or unsolved problems

8. Exams

Let us therefore always look at them from this point of view and approach them. It is very important to first ask yourself:

How did the problem even arise?

2. What deeper meaning could this problem have for me and my life?

3. Are there alternatives to this problem?

4. How can I use the problem as an opportunity?

5. What exam does this problem pose to me, what should I learn from it?

6. How do I stop this problem from occurring?

7. What is actually good about this problem?

8. What solutions are there?

9. And which solution will I implement?

10. What kind of person do I have to become so that the problem doesn't bother me so much anymore?

If you always start to ask yourself these questions as soon as you are faced with a problem and of course answer them as best you can, the problem will cease to be a problem for you.

So what are the problems for you now? For me they are at least tasks that I don't even have to solve alone, because what are masterminds for (https://bit.ly/2OkUo2q), with whom one can jointly consider and discuss possible solutions?

I think now you know and can understand why problems are something great in my eyes. Because problems show me deficits where I can still grow. Because if I didn't have a deficit in some form, e.g. in knowledge or development, then the problem would not be a problem for me at all. Or do you think reading is a problem for a student? Not for him, but for many illiterate people due to the existing deficit in their development or their level of knowledge.


1. Write down all of your problems on a piece of paper and apply the perspective you have learned here to them.

2. Think about how you can avoid these in the long term, what opportunities they offer and what they should teach you. To do this, read this chapter again, take notes and apply your newly acquired knowledge to these problems.

3. In addition, create a cheat sheet that you always carry with you and promise to always go through it if you should ever have a problem.

Idea 2 - Instead of getting upset,

think of the following ...

I want to be able to teach you to approach life a little more relaxed from now on.

First of all, it would be important to clarify the question, why are we upset at all? This includes the following causes, among others:

1. We have a nutritional deficiency or hunger

2. We are overwhelmed

3. We don't feel understood

4. We are at the end of our patience

5. We are dissatisfied with our situation

6. We have adopted it from our environment

To get a better understanding of these causes and their solutions, let's take one at a time.

1st reason: We are hungry or are with us

Undersupplied nutrients

Everyone knows the admittedly successful commercial with the slogan: “When you are hungry, you become a diva. You are not yourself when you are hungry. "Now the chocolate bar advertised is certainly not the solution that I am offering here. But the situation was nevertheless aptly described: When the stomach growls or your metabolic system constantly sends signals to the brain that you if something is missing at the moment, your brain can hardly concentrate on something else important, such as work, reading, sport, deep sleep ... Which of course has consequences for your frustration tolerance.

Certainly, in order to solve problems quickly, many resort to natural luxury foods and also addictive substances such as coffee, cigarettes, junk food, alcohol or even illegal drugs, because the body reacts very quickly to the active ingredients they contain. In the long run, however, these habitats deprive the body of valuable energy, nutrients and vitamins.

Caffeine, for example, leads to the release of stress hormones, above all adrenaline, which is also responsible for the release of energy. Actually, these reserves, which are now being poured out, are intended for emergencies, because the energy does not come from anywhere. The need for sleep will also catch up with you sooner or later. In addition, coffee also causes a vitamin B deficiency and B vitamins in particular make us more resistant to stress.

It is exactly the same with smoking, which also leads to a high consumption of nutrients. And even if you might say that smoking is calming, this is not necessarily related to nicotine itself. What really relaxes about smoking is the satisfaction of an addiction, that always relaxes, the breathing in fresh air and deep breathing, being in company with other smokers, the short break and ultimately the belief that smoking would relax.

However, this little relaxation ritual comes at a high price, namely that