I have the problem of being unemployed.
I now have a new problem: applying for hundreds of jobs online but not developing my skills.
I have the problem of wanting to write the perfect pitch to investors.
I now have a new problem: not following through on delivering the pitch because it isn’t ‘perfect’ enough.
I have the problem of wanting to provide financially for my family.
I now have a new problem: I don’t have time to spend with them because I’m at work so much.
I have the problem of being fearful that others are stealing my intellectual property, so I lawyer-up.
I now have a new problem: spending all my time protecting my IP and not generating more.
We all recognize that we have problems and that everyone else has them, too. What we rarely recognize, however, is that we can choose what those problems are.