Saturday, May 27, 2017

No Side Effects

If you can solve a problem without causing more problems you're on the right track.

-- Doug Smith

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Too Many Problems?

If we were only given one problem at a time it would be easier but not always better.

More problems could be more opportunities. Too many problems? Start solving them.

-- Doug Smith

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Center Ourselves First

Sometimes it's hard to see how much we contribute to a problem.

Unless we center ourselves first, the problem will keep us off center.

-- Doug Smith


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Relax the Overwhelm

Have you ever tried TOO hard to solve a problem?

It's possible. I've been know to over-think a problem. People sometimes take the spaghetti approach -- throw a bunch of solutions at the problem and see what sticks.

Sometimes it works. It doesn't always. Sometimes finesse wins the day. Or patience. Or collaboration.

It isn't always necessary to overwhelm a problem in order to solve it. Maybe, like in the martial arts, it pays to let the problem fall on its own with just a gentle re-direction from you.

-- Doug Smith