1 definition by myfavoritecolorisclear
An opportunity can lie within a problem. Problem solving can have a very positive and unexpected outcome.
TURN A PROBLEM INTO AN OPPORTUNITY, resulting in improvement or advancement. A PROBLEM IS REALLY AN OPPORTUNITY. It's like the saying, "The solution lies within the problem." A person shouldn't fear, neglect, or ignore problems because the very ACT of addressing them can open new doors and allow one to grow.
Someone at a business meeting is complaining about mistakes made by the receptionist when taking down messages. The problem-tunity here is to take some positive action: perhaps submit some protocal that can be used as a company model and/or part of training. It would take the complainer and turn them into a positive employee in the eyes of management.
A Bully at school is trying to con a Kid out of lunch money. The Kid usually hides or goes out of their way to avoid the Bully. Problem = Bully focusing on the Kid and creating shame or embarassment. Opportunity = Kid using the attention from the Bully creatively to befriend them and become allies.
by myfavoritecolorisclear Feb 1, 2011 add a video