Saturday, November 26, 2016

Irrational Beliefs

Solving a problem might require us to let go of an irrational belief.

Do you believe that?

Are you holding onto a belief that no longer makes sense? "It's too hard for me..." Let that go. "People won't understand..." Let that go. "My side is right and it's up to everyone else to change." Good heavens, please let that go.

Solving a problem might require us to let go on an irrational belief. And we've all got them.

-- Doug Smith


Friday, November 25, 2016

Communication Problems

Not every problem is because of a communication gap.

There could be many causes. Maybe the root cause doesn't even have anything to do with communication. Maybe your communication is fine.

That would be surprising. Think about the problems causing you concern today. Think about what gets in the way of your sustaining a centered, mindful, focused balance. Is there a missing message? Is there a confusing call to action? Are people simply not talking about it?

Not every problem is because of a communication gap, but nearly every problem has a communication gap inside.

Solve that. See what happens.

-- Doug Smith

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Problems Don't Care

Problems don't care if you're ready to solve them.

They just keep on bringing you what you do not want. There is no universal force working to correct problems for you. It's up to you. You've got to focus, stay alert, and get started. You might need to roll up your sleeves. You might need to make a call. You might need to make several calls.

Problems don't care if you're ready to solve them. And, they don't get better until you do.

-- Doug Smith

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Check Your Goal

The problem is sometimes the need for a new goal.

When the goal is not working, despite your best efforts, you can check to make sure that it's still the goal for you.

Maybe conditions have changed. Maybe you have changed. Does the goal still fit your expectations, your desires?

The problem is sometimes the need for a new goal. Be ready to set that goal.

-- Doug Smith