Everyone has their problems—big ones, little ones, complex ones. And we all walk around, in our own heads, always trying to work through them. How do I do this? Who do I talk to about this? When will I find time to do this?
None of these are fun or get you excited, but those aren’t the problems I’m talking about.
I believe there are good problems. They’re tough to spot and often manifest as too much of a good thing that we struggle to manage. For instance, I’ve been slammed with work for the last month—so much so that I’ve had to turn down projects, forego some sleep and delay sending out this TLDR (sorry).
Is that frustrating? Yes. But in these moments of feast, no matter how annoyed I am, I try to remind myself how good this problem is to have. Too much work is great. Turning down work because you’re too busy feels like you’re missing out, but if that’s my biggest problem I feel pretty good about it. And if you’re anything like me, too much on your plate is better than not enough.
These moments are lessons in gratitude. It’s hard to be grateful for the haves and easy to complain about the have nots.