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It sounds crazy but it's true, we need problems, and as much as we might hate them we need them.

You're having one of the best moments of your life that you've ever experienced in a long time or ever at all. Everything seems perfect, life couldn't be sweeter. For the first time in a long while you feel like things are finally starting to go your way, then without notice PROBLEM! Unexpectedly it happens and because it happened so quickly you didn't know how to react. You didn't have time to plan for it, you didn't think it could ever happen to you, things were so great, now it seems like the worse moment of your life. Depression, frustration, stress, deprivation, they all start to settle in one by one, and you're sure dying could be better than what you're going through right now.

Yet...we need problems. Why?

Problems make us Stronger. You ever had a problem and it just completely drained every single being of your existence? Emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually, it just completely drained you. The burden was so much on you that your body began feeling weak, your mind drifted and suddenly you felt as though every part of you is here and yet you are not. Yet there exists that moment, that simple moment when you don't know how and you don't know where, but somehow you found the solution to that problem. Suddenly you felt as though you could lift the world on your shoulders, and certain things that made you feel useless and helpless can be conquered with a mere thought. You feel as though you could walk into an arena with a battle axe and defeat the greatest foe. You feel stronger than you've ever been. Why? Because strength is derived from adversity; the more difficult the problem, the stronger you will become once you've overcome it.

Problems make us more Courageous. Problem hits; you're worried, you're anxious, you're fearful. This is only because you don't know what to do, and that's okay. We aren't going to always know what to do, and when we don't we feel completely helpless to the situation, and fear what will result because of our helplessness. Now you've stopped, thought about it, and decided that you didn't want to be fearful or feel helpless and you found a way to solve the problem. It worked! Suddenly you feel relieved, you feel confident, you feel as though you have the courage to conquer any problem that confronts you. Why? Because you have now realized that fear doesn't solve problems, courage to face the fear and the problem does. The more you face them and succeed the more courage you will develop to conquer any problem you are faced with.

Problems make us more Determined. How? Because we need problems to become better individuals. Problems also exist to make us wiser and not repeat past mistakes, and also drives us incredibly to achieving greater than we ever thought possible, just so we won't have the discomfort of experiencing certain problems ever again.

Problems make us Grow. When you are faced with a problem that you solved, it inevitably makes you (1).Stronger, (2).Wiser, (3).More courageous, (4).More determined, and (5).Gives you a greater appreciation for who you are and what you are capable of doing. Take note of the wording used stronger, wiser, more courageous, more determined, gives you a greater appreciation. In case you didn't notice you are now better than you were before; a more valuable person to yourself and others than you were before. That is what truly represents growth and personal development, the ability to be a better person than you were before.

Did I mention it makes life more Exciting. Imagine how dull life would be without its little dramas to knock us out of our comfort zones, to get up, and make a better person out of ourselves.

That problem that you're running from, fearing, or worrying about is there to uncover the person who you truly are. That coal that laid beneath the earth waiting to be mined and refined into the finest diamond. To be strengthened, encouraged, to grow, and imparted with greater knowledge and determination.

Problems suck, they're the worse, but in life even the worse of things can end up being the best of things, you just have to look for the best in every situation.

Remember: Every problem has a solution, every problem has a purpose.

All the Best.

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Winston A. Henderson is a Personal Development Enthusiast, Marketing Enthusiast, Creative and Article Writer, Poet, aspiring Entrepreneur and most importantly Philanthropist.

His newly created charity organization Jamaica Reformation Project (J-ReP) focuses on enabling people to become better persons and live better lives through personal, social, and economic development. The organization has done work to raise awareness about HIV/STI in Colleges in Jamaica, and also raise funds for homes that house children with mental disabilities.

Visit his blog at: http://yourjrep.blogspot.com, find J-ReP on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/YourJReP or on Twitter @J_ReP

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