Do you have a problem (a struggle, an issue, a frustration, a situation)?
Now let’s play a game with your problem.
Let’s turn your problem into a solution.
Ohhhh, maybe that’s more like a magic trick than a game! That sounds like even more fun! Grab your magic wand!
Call the “problem” a “challenge.”
Why would this simple switch be such a big deal?
Because our language creates how we see the world and how we see the world becomes our world.
Remember the Disney movie Honey, I Shrunk the Kids? We’re going to proclaim We Shrunk the Challenge! (If for no other reason than it’s funny to say shrunk out loud and I can’t say it without laughing. Go ahead. Try it.)
And laughing is an important next step for us to now look down on the challenge. See yourself as exponentially larger than the challenge. Laugh at its smallness. Mock its insignificance. Shrink your challenge down to a diminutive size. You are monstrous in comparison.
Now that you’re laughing and relaxed and visualizing the teeny tiny little challenge running scared, the final step is to overwhelm the challenge with your solutions.
SMASH IT WITH A HAMMER!
That challenge has nothing on you. You are the one with a higher and larger vantage point. You wield laughter and ideas and a relaxed approach. The challenge is not serious; something that small can’t possibly be serious.
Besides, serious is so un-fun. And you’re at your best when you’re having fun, laughing and enjoying yourself. That’s when your ideas really start to flow.
You are creativity, itself.
You love this challenge for allowing you the opportunity to show off your remarkable resourcefulness.
Keep being bigger than your challenges.
Keep creating solutions from that place of relaxed fun and broader perspective.
Keep smashing your challenges with a hammer.
Do that. And then do more.
Enjoy the process of solution creating.
“It’s brilliant, brilliant, brilliant, I tell you! Genius, I say!” — Yzma