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Before a problem can be solved...

I believe that there are five things that must be in place before anyone can solve any problem:
*First*, one must recognize that there __is__ a problem. If you don't believe that you have a problem, what would you feel that there is to solve?

*Second*, one must identify the problem. If you don't know what the real problem is, it's not likely that you will be able to solve the problem.

*Third*, one must believe that the problem __can__ be solved. Let me say here and now that I happen to believe that *all** problems can be solved*.

*Fourth*, one must __want__ to solve the problem.

And, *fifth*, one must know where to find the solution.

When you have all five of those things in place --- and *only* then --- you can proceed to solve any problem you are facing.