Facing and solving problems is a difficult action one does to relieve the pressure from their lives and have it be lifted off completely. When reading M. Scott Peck’s book A Road Less Traveled (1978), Peck explains helpful ideas that can lead us on the path of facing and solving problems that come our way. The biggest one for me is calling forth courage to face my problems head on without any doubt what I am doing is incorrect.
It is in this whole process of meeting and solving problems that life has its meaning. Problems are the cutting edge that distinguishes between success and failure. Problems call forth our courage and our wisdom; indeed, they create our courage and our wisdom. It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually. When we desire to encourage the growth of the human spirit, we challenge and encourage the human capacity to solve problems, just as in school we deliberately set problems for our children to solve. (p. 16)
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...n. It is there to give us aid and a learning experience which we all came here to receive. To support us and receive life lessons that our Heavenly Father is teaching. By being on the correct path no matter how hard it is we must always remember it is going to convert us from a decent little cottage and into a magnificent palace.
Ashton, Marvin J. (November 1986). Shake off the chains with which ye are bound. Ensign in Conference Report.
Hafen, Bruce C. (October 1983). A willingness to learn from pain. Ensign, pp.63-66.
Lewis, C.S. (1980). Mere christianity. New York: Simon and Schuster, pp. 123-126.
Peck, M. Scott. (1978). The road less traveled. New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc., pp. 15-18.
Ward, D. L. (2006). Problems: a means to what may be. Unpublished Manuscript, English Department, Brigham Young University-Idaho, Rexburg, Idaho.
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