"Take time to smell the flowers." It's terribly cliche, I know, but cliches exist for a reason, and that's because they hold wisdom. We're so accustomed to being in our heads, thinking about what we want, thinking about what we're planning, thinking about what we would like different in our lives, and thinking about what we don't have that we often forget to notice what's around us and what we do have.
"Take time to smell the flowers" isn't just about nature, and it's not just about what's around you in that moment, although that could certainly keep you busy being grateful for a while. But "take time to smell the flowers" is about more than that. It's about looking around at your life to see and appreciate (and use) what you do have.
Like attracts like. If you spend your day focusing on what you don't have, that's exactly what you'll attract - more of what you don't have. What do you have? Problem solving, whether it's personal or professional, is about looking at what you do have and figuring out how to "use" that to get more. It's about your assets. And your assets are many. They are not just the things you have, they're the qualities that stand out in you, the way you think, the friends you have, the values you hold. All these things are forever at your disposal in helping you create the life you dream of.
What are your assets, and how are you using them? There is no problem that we are not capable of solving with a little creativity and a little help from others. If creativity is the box, your assets are the tools inside it. What tools do you have that you haven't considered before?