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Sometimespeoplearesimplynotperceptiveenoughtoseetheproblems.Somepeopleareunabletodistinguishbigproblemsfromsmallones.Sincenothingisperfect,itispossibletoidentifyaninfinitenumberofproblemseverywhere.Sopushthroughthepainoffacingyourproblems,knowingyouwillendupinamuchbetterplace.Whenidentifyingproblems,itisimportanttoremaincenteredandlogical.Whileitcanbetemptingtoreactemotionallytoproblemsandseeksympathyorblameothers,thisaccomplishesnothing.[45]Whateverthereasons,youhavetogetovertheimpedimentstosucceed.Rememberthatthepainsyouarefeelingaregrowingpainsthatwilltestyourcharacterandrewardyouifyoupushthroughthem.Trytolookatyourproblemsasadetachedobserverwould.Doingthiscontinuouslywillleadtoyourrapidevolution.So,ifyou’relogical,youreallyshouldgetexcitedaboutfindingproblemsbecauseidentifyingthemwillbringyouclosertoyourgoals.Howgoodareyouatperceivingproblems?Howconfidentareyouthatyourassessmentofyourabilitytoperceiveproblemsisright?Beverypreciseinspecifyingyourproblems.Itisessentialtoidentifyyourproblemswithprecision,fordifferentproblemshavedifferentsolutions.Ifyourproblemsarerelatedtolackofskillorinnatetalent,themostpowerfulantidoteistohaveotherspointthingsouttoyouandobjectivelyconsiderwhetherwhattheyidentifyistrue.Problemsduetoinadequateskillmightthenbesolvedwithtraining,whereasthosearisingfrominnateweaknessesmightbeovercomewithassistanceorrolechanges.Forexample,ratherthansayingsomethinglikePeopledon’tlikeme,itisbettertospecifywhichpeopledon’tlikeyouandunderwhatcircumstances.Don’tconfuseproblemswithcauses.Whatexactlyisthatproblem?Toleratingproblemsmightbeduetonotthinkingthattheycanbesolved,ornotcaringenoughaboutsolvingthem.[47]Peoplewhotolerateproblemsaretheworseoffbecause,withoutthemotivationtomoveon,theycannotsucceed.Butifyou’renotmotivatedtosucceed,ifyoudon’thavethewilltosucceed,thesituationishopeless.Howmuchdoyoutolerateproblems?Howconfidentareyouthatyourassessmentofhowmuchyoutolerateproblemsisright?Rememberthatyouneedtodoeachstepindependentlyfromtheotherstepsbeforemovingon.Canyoucomfortablyidentifyyourproblemswithoutthinkingabouthowtosolvethem?Onlyafteryouhavecreatedaclearpictureofyourproblemsshouldyougotothenextstep.Foramoredetailedexplanationofidentifyingandnottoleratingproblems,pleasereadMyManagementPrinciples.Itisaverycommonmistakeforpeopletomovedirectlyfromidentifyingatoughproblemtoaproposedsolutioninananosecondwithoutspendingthehoursrequiredtoproperlydiagnoseanddesignasolution.Thistypicallyyieldsbaddecisionsthatdon’talleviatetheproblem.Diagnosinganddesigningarewhatsparkstrategicthinking.Youmustbecalmandlogical.Bycontrast,stayingrationalwillserveyouwell.Soifyouarefindingyourselfshakenbyyourproblems,dowhatyoucantogetyourselfcenteredbeforemovingforward.Youmustgetattherootcauses.Soyouwillgetmanyeverlastingdividendsifyoucanfindthemandproperlydealwiththem.Itisimportanttodistinguishrootcausesfromproximatecauses.Rootcausesaretypicallydescribedwithadjectives,usuallycharacteristicsaboutwhatthepersonislikethatleadthemtoanactionoraninaction.Identifyingtherealrootcausesofyourproblemsisessentialbecauseyoucaneliminateyourproblemsonlybyremovingtheirrootcauses.Inotherwords,youmustunderstand,accept,andsuccessfullydealwithrealityinordertomovetowardyourgoals.Recognizingandlearningfromone’smistakesandthemistakesofotherswhoaffectoutcomesiscriticaltoeliminatingproblems.Manyproblemsarecausedbypeople’smistakes.Butpeopleoftenfinditdifficulttoidentifyandaccepttheirownmistakes.Sometimesit’sbecausethey’reblindtothem,butmoreoftenit’sbecauseegoandshortsightednessmakediscoveringtheirmistakesandweaknessespainful.Becausepeopleareoftenupsetwhentheirmistakesarepointedouttothem,mostpeoplearereluctanttopointoutmistakesinothers.Asaresult,anobjectivediagnosisofproblemsarisingfrompeople’smistakesisoftenmissingandpersonalevolutionisstunted.Morethananythingelse,whatdifferentiatespeoplewholiveuptotheirpotentialfromthosewhodon’tisawillingnesstolookatthemselvesandothersobjectively.Icallthepainthatcomesfromlookingatyourselfandothersobjectivelygrowingpains,becauseitisthepainthataccompaniespersonalgrowth.However,ifyoucanmakethisconnection,suchmomentswillbegintoelicitpleasureratherthanpain.Pain+Reflection=ProgressMuchasyoumightwishthiswerenotso,thisisarealitythatyoushouldjustacceptanddealwith.Thereisnogettingaroundthefactthatachievingsuccessrequiresgettingattherootcausesofallimportantproblems,andpeople’smistakesandweaknessesaresometimestherootcauses.Sotobesuccessful,youmustbewillingtolookatyourownbehaviorandthebehaviorofothersaspossiblecausesofproblems.Ofcourse,someproblemsaren’tcausedbypeoplemakingmistakes.Forexample,iflightningstrikes,itcausesproblemsthathavenothingtodowithhumanerror.Themostimportantqualitiesforsuccessfullydiagnosingproblemsarelogic,theabilitytoseemultiplepossibilities,andthewillingnesstotouchpeople’snervestoovercometheegobarriersthatstandinthewayoftruth.Foramoredetailedexplanationofdiagnosingproblems,pleasereadMyManagementPrinciples.Areyouwillingtogetatrootcauses,likewhatpeople