We tackle problems our own size. Big people tackle big problems, and small people tackle small problems. The better a persons self-image, the more willing he or she is to take a risk to handle a big problem. The more fragile a persons self-image, the less willing she or he is to tackle a big problem. Problems can stop you temporarily, but only you can stop yourself permanently. We cannot continually handle problems in a way that is inconsistent with the way we see ourselves. If you evaluate yourself as a person of worth., then you will begin to tackle big problems. One of the ways you can tell whether you're growing emotionally and spiritually is by the size of the problems that you're willing to tackle.
The size of your problem is determined not only by how you see it but by what you seek in life. Again, your problem is not your problem. Problems defeat us when we lack purpose in life. Goal-oriented people dont let problems deter them from their goals. If they want to reach them badly enough, they're going to reach them.
People who regularly allow themselves to get sidetracked by problems are people who have no clear purpose in life. When we have a purpose, when we really seek and desire the best of life, our problems begin to shrink. Here's the way it works. As our purpose increases, our problems decrease. As our goal decreases, our problem increases. (Taken from book "Be all you can be!" written by John C. Maxwell)