got problemsIf you’re going through a struggle or a hard time right now, these words are for you.

Whether it’s relationships, financially related problems, or something personal.

The good news is you don’t have to run away from any such problems instead, you can face them, overcome them, and use them as a means to forge ahead toward achieving your well-deserved goals in life.

Here’s how you can turn a problem into a promotion.

Firstly understand that it’s natural to face problems

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. Molière.

Almost every successful person I know has faced one challenge or another, even the Mark Zuckerberg’s and Bill Gates’ of the world.

They’ve all received huge blows in their personal life or businesses.

Whether you’re facing betrayal, lost a job, or a disconnection in your relationship, understand that it’s natural for such things to occur and your job is to live through it.

Problems are part of life and facing them makes it easier to turn those problems into promotion.

The problem itself, might not look good but you can do something about it to turn it into something good.

So how do we turn problematic situations to our advantage?

Address the root cause of the problem

The greatest solution to quickly solve a problem is to find the root cause and address it.

You can begin by reflecting on what happened, if there are other parties involved, and if someone needs to admit to the problem and take responsibility for the things that happened to begin the reconciliation process and pave the way for a solution.

I’ve seen two partners fighting and later make up to become best friends.

What makes the difference?  They knew how to turn their problem into a promotion.

They simply admit their mistake and learn how to cooperate better, which empowers them with wisdom and insight about how to handle future situations and challenges.

The way they turned the problem into promotion was that they took advantage of the negative situation to learn more about each other.

Thus allowing their love and friendship to grow , with greater depth than ever before.

There is a love of positivity that can arise from negative situations if we approach it with the right frame of mind and the right attitude.

Build a better attitude toward challenges

When two peers become involved in a disagreement, they can choose to admit their mistakes and let go or they can remain angry and turn the lesser situation into a greater disaster.

It all depends on how they see it.

My advice is that you go for the first option and approach such disagreement with a great positive attitude knowing that all things will work together for the better.

Whenever a problem arises, usually, all we want to do is find out who is to blame for our circumstance.

But what if we reflect for a moment and think of it this way.

‘Maybe this happened for a good reason but I don’t know what it is yet!

I don’t understand why this happened.

But I will do my best to approach it with a positive attitude.

I will not attempt to put the blame on anyone.

I will examine my life.

Did I commit a mistake?

If yes, I will make my apologies.

If I have not committed a mistake, still I will choose to forgive those that made a mistake.  I will turn my problem into a promotion.

This is the perfect opportunity to practice humility and patience. I need not try to convince others that I am right; instead, I will remain silent and make peace.’

When you approach a problem with such a good attitude and thoughts, the result will be amazing.

You will attract peace of mind for yourself and even your environment will be at peace.

It’s always good to choose to let go.

There’s a most wonderful quote from Annie Besant that says this so well.

“The true basis of morality is utility; that is, the adaptation of our actions to the promotion of the general welfare and happiness; the endeavour so to rule our lives that we may serve and bless mankind.” 

How about you?

Are you currently stuck in your problem?

Can you approach it from a different perspective?

Would you rather face it head on or flee from it?

We’d love to hear more in the comments below. 


Cephas Tope is the author of The Road Map to Your Extraordinary Life. He writes at, where he shares self improvement and business tips. you can join his free newsletter to learn how to make unshakeable progress and how to create extraordinary super life.

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