Tony Robbins, in his book Awaken the Giant Within, lists these questions as problem solving questions.
- What is great about this problem?
- What is not perfect yet?
- What am I willing to do to make it the way I want it?
- What am I willing to no longer do in order to make it the way I want it?
- How can I enjoy the process while I do what is necessary to make it the way I want it?
This questions can help you break a pattern of negative thinking, and actually come up with a solution to your problems. Remember, we should never spend more than 10 percent of your time on the problem, and spend at least 90 percent of your time on the solution. Most important, don’t sweat the small stuff. . . and remember, it’s all small stuff!