In the dictionary, ‘Problem’ is defined as ‘a matter or situation regarded as unwelcome or harmful, and needing to be dealt with and overcome. Problems can be trivial, small or complicated. Apparently, the approach to complex problems is seldom in alignment with its complexity. This is the reason for failure; simple solutions applied to complex problems do not get us desired results.
No matter how big or appalling a problem is, we are inherently inclined to approach it with the simplest solution possible. But the problem with simple solutions is that they are tried and tested. This means you don’t learn anything new, you don’t challenge yourself.
When a problem remains unsolved after all the easy and obvious solutions, it is labeled as a complex one. These problematic situations bring out the best in you and polish your capabilities.
You need a better and effective approach to get done with difficult problems. More intense skills and cognitive energy comes into play. Better and more focused computing power of your brain gets unleashed making you a better and more evolved person than you were before.
In reward, you get patience, courage, nuance, and become competent to handle more real-life problems which may have seemed insurmountable before. Fearing and avoiding tough problems will take you nowhere. You must grow fond of these problems and take them by horns. That is how you learn, that is how you grow, that is how you survive.