Robert Fritz, author of The Path of Least Resistance, has an innovative concept for obtaining innovative solutions to recurring problems. Fritz suggests that you sincerely accept every problem you have as a “best friend.”
Problems, Fritz observes, are dynamic and creative forms. Avoiding or trying to avoid a problem does not give you power. Treating problems as your best friends, Fritz says, allows you to benefit from what he calls the law of reversal: using the negative energy surrounding the problem to propel you into the positive forces available to achieve a solution Since we helped start most of our problems, our best option is to cooperate with the forces at play, not resist them. The bigger the problem, the bigger your creative potential! If you have a profound lack of breathing space in your life—for example, if you’re always chasing the clock, facing stacks mounted on your desk, and feeling hopelessly behind—your quest is to use the energy of your situation to jump into. higher ground
Bring out the best in you
Your problem is your best friend because it brings out the best in you. The key is to keep asking yourself, “What is the problem that compels me to learn or do?” Do you need to trust yourself more, engage others or be vulnerable in a positive way?
Seeing the problem as beneficial, it begins to lose energy. When you’re faced with a problem, or if you’re in conflict, don’t think of it as a setback. It’s a stepping stone to opportunity.
So who are your current three best friends?