The problem with saying, "The problem is..."

The problem with saying “the problem is”… is it rules things out rather than rules things in: Someone might say: “The problem with wanting to be a professional athlete is the chance of injury.” Or: “The problem with attending graduate school is the cost. What is it going to DO for you?” Or: “The problem with running for president is the dirty politics.” You get the idea. But, what worthwhile things in life are totally problem-free? Maybe “the problem” is not a problem at all.  Maybe those perceived problems are merely steps along the way. There are a multitude of individuals, teams, and enterprises in this world advancing in their endeavors despite the so-called problems associated with their respective goals. What if that somebody were you?