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IMPOSSIBLE PROBLEM? NO SUCH THING! – by guest author Kathleen Boucher

on 02/04/2015

Positive thinking is one of life’s miracles which never ceases to amaze me. Today I am proud to have a very kind guest – award winning author Kathleen Boucher (see links below post), who is trying to inspire positive thinking where it matters most for our future – in children!

However, her article today is not aimed only at children. We could all use more positive thinking in our lives, right;)? So, here it goes… Thank you, Kathleen!


Do You Have A Seemingly Impossible Problem to Solve?

This might just work!

Written by Kathleen Boucher

Have you ever wondered how successful people solve problems?  What do they do differently from those of us that get stuck?  It’s certainly not because they’ve any less problems than unsuccessful people have!  It may simply be, that successful people know how to use their minds differently than unsuccessful people.  Here is a quote that Joe Vitale posted on Facebook today.  It caused me to reflect on how each of us embraces problems.

“There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in it’s hands.  You seek problems because you need their gifts.”  Richard Bach.

I interpret the meaning of the quote to be that the gift within the problem, is the solution.  Makes sense!  I was brought up to believe that within each problem is a solution.  So, the question then becomes, “How do you solve seemingly impossible problems?”  I found the answer to this question in the book Believe in Yourself written by Joseph Murphy.  Here is an excerpt from the book which illustrates my point.

* Your capacity to imagine, both causes and enables you, to remove all barriers of time and space.  You can reconstruct the past or contemplate the future thought, through your inner eye.  No wonder it says in Genesis, Israel loved Joseph (imagination) more than all his brethren.*  Imagination, when disciplined, spiritualized, controlled and directed, become a most exalted and noblest attribute of man.

* I was in a conversation, some years ago, with a young chemist who stated that his superiors, for years had tried to manufacture a certain German dye and failed.  He was given the assignment when he went with them.  As he commented, he did not know that it could not be done and synthesized the compound without any difficulty.  They were amazed and wanted to know his secret.  His answer was that he imagined he had the answer.  Pressed further by his superiors, he said that he could clearly see the letters “Answer!” in blazing red color in his mind, then he created a vacuum underneath the letters, knowing that as he imagined the chemical formula underneath the letters, the subconscious would fill it.  The third night he had a dream in which the complete formula and the technique of making the compound was clearly presented.

My philosophy is, if this young man can do it, then so can you and I!  So, tonight before going to sleep, think about the problems you wish to solve.  See, in your mind, the word “Answer!” in bold, blazing red letters.  Create a powerful vacuum underneath the letters, leading to a container for your subconscious mind to store the answer.  Allow the solution to flow into the container beneath the “Answer!” 

Keep using this technique each night, feeling calm and confident that the answer will reveal itself to you in perfect time.  Wow!  Are you feeling empowered?  I certainly am!  Next time your day goes haywire and your life gets riddled with obstacles and problems, shout…..

“Bring it on!  There’s always a solution!  There’s always an answer!”  

I wish for you, great success in your life.


Kathleen Boucher is the award-winning author of A Simple Idea to Empower Kids:  based on the power of love, choice and belief and A Simple Idea to Empower Kids: A Teen’s Edition. on FB






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