One piece of advice my mom gave me that stuck and has helped me go beyond my limiting beliefs is something she said to me as a teenager, “There are at least five options to your problem. Always.”
Not all of them are good ideas, but I have found her wisdom to be true.
Don’t like your job?
- Start a side hustle to fulfill what’s missing in your work
- Change jobs within your company
- Change jobs within your company and start a side hustle
- Change companies
- Change companies and start a side hustle
- Quit and start your own business
- Stay where you are and change your attitude
- Quit and figure it out as you go
Don’t think your kids are getting a good education?
- Develop a complimentary system where you teach them an additional 2 hours a day
- Ask them to be GT tested and change classes
- Put them in private school
- Move to a better rated school district
- Get a waiver to a different school district
- Hire a private educator
- Let them drop out and work
Some of those ideas are better than others, right? Yet they truly are all options.
The next time you face a problem, write all the possibilities down, even the silly ones. You’ll feel more in control because you have so many choices or you might come up with gold.
Either way, the answer to your problem just became more clear.
Next step, put it into action!