Problem = Opportunity

mindset miniaction opportunity Oct 13, 2020


Do you remember in the Lego Movie theme song Everything is Awesome (sorry in advance for getting that stuck in your head) there was a line that said “...Lost my job. New opportunity!”

The next time you hear the word “problem” replace it with “opportunity”. They are the same thing. The only difference is how you approach them. 

This is something the happiest, most successful people have figured out. When you begin to see this way, you will realize your life is not full of problems, it’s full of opportunity. Opportunity; to grow, to learn, to change, to serve, to guide, to progress, to challenge yourself, to encourage, to be creative, and on and on.

This one mental shift will free you from the anxiety of problems and show you the path forward. 

If you were wondering where all this “opportunity” everyone’s talking about is, now you know. It comes down to this quote from Mr. Jim Rohn “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” When you realize this, you’ll begin to see the diamonds all around you. Those you once thought were just sharp rocks.    

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What is a problem you’re worrying about right now? Now consider what opportunity that offers you to grow and change. Problems don’t go away but you can transform them into opportunities.


  1. Lost your job? How does that free you to develop new skills and enter a new realm?
  2. Having relationship problems? How is this your chance to show up like never before?
  3. Struggling with weight? Who out there is struggling with the same problem who needs someone to support/challenge them?

Go put an idea to work today.

Jeff Corrigan

Family Guy |Action Guide | Idea Gym co-host | Entrepreneur


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