Through the study and practice of these keys you will attract to yourself the inner harmonies of success in every aspect of your life and begin to realize your true potential and purpose.

The Ninth Emerald Key: Focus on Solutions not on Problems

Einstein said: “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” And further, we cannot solve problems at the same level where we encountered them. In other words, as Einstein pointed out: if you are looking at a “category 5” problem you cannot find the solution while being at a category 5 mindset; you have to attain a greater capacity and a higher level from which to view the problem.

Pioneers of their fields maintain an ever present awareness that “what you focus on grows.” This mindset leads them to direct their attention to solutions rather than problems. Focusing on solutions is even more essential in a collaborative effort. When you work with others, whatever you focus on together gets multiplied and magnified. Great solution generators first reframe the problem in terms of a desired outcome.

Instead of saying: “he doesn’t want to talk to me,” they say: “how do we open a collaborative dialogue?” Instead of saying: “we cannot get from A to B,” they say: “we want to get to B, what tools and technology do we need to make the journey and get to there.” Reframing problems in terms of the desired outcomes helps you focus on solutions.