You are the Problem, You are the Solution

Written by on November 30th, 2016 // Filed under Craft Of Writing, Encouragement & Philosophy, Erika Viktor


{Note, we are in a panic week due to insane holiday sales, so this will be a bit shorter than usual, but I hope just as helpful!}


Here is something I tell myself all the time:

“You are the problem, you are the solution.”

I heard Rob Lowe say it once and it really connected. Could have been Alan Alda.


How are you the problem?

1. You wanted it. You got it and now you have to take care of it.

2. You neglected it (due to lack of time, patience, talent, knowledge, etc) and now its dying.

3. You refuse to believe the Rolling Stones. You wanted it, couldn’t get it and can’t accept it.


How are you the solution?

A. Remember why you wanted it in the first place. Remember the need you had. Double down and do the work. Be proud of what you can do and what you have done. Ignore the insecurity.

B. If you still want it, but its dying, it’s never too late to start again. Refer to suggestion “A” above.

C. If you can’t have what you want, you must pivot and forgive the world for its debt to you. Turn a few degrees to the left and accept that you might just get what you need.






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