There are two types of people in the world. Those who see life as a privilege and those who see life as a problem.
“The first type is enthusiastic, energetic, resistant to shock, responsive to change,” wrote Arthur Gordon, author of A Touch of Wonder.
“The other type is suspicious, hesitant, withholding, self-centered. To the first group, life is hopeful, exciting. To the second, it’s a potential ambush.”
People who see life as a perpetual problem tend to focus on the worst possible outcomes. They’re more concerned with problems than solutions.
But people who view life as a privilege tend to have a sense of adventure, experimentation and awe—an outlook leading to creative solutions.
If stuck, check yourself. Does life seem like a problem or privilege?
Excerpt from Sam’s new book, “Creative Zing!”