Sunday, January 16, 2022


Are you sure about what you're sure about?

The way I'm looking at a problem may not define that problem.

Now what?

-- doug smith

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Inner Problems

Inner problems have a way of finding outer reactions.

They get in the way of solving anything, until we solve them. Until we're centered, we're off-kilter, and that's a tough position to solve anything.

The outer reactions that inner problems bring create conflict, tension, complications...a long list of challenges.

Yes, we must solve problems. Maybe a good place to start are those problems hiding inside us.

-- doug smith

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Start with your goal


Problems are tricky. A problem can present itself in one way, but manifest later completely different, in disguise. 

"I thought I solved that!"

"So did I!"

"How did it ever return?"

"Devious, isn't it?"

Be careful about solving a problem until you know what you really want. Start with your goal.

-- doug smith

Use Your Strengths


The most important thing about a problem is what strengths we use to solve it.

-- doug smith

Keep Talking

Some problems are actually negotiations.


Keep talking.

-- doug smith

Thursday, May 6, 2021