Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Rearrange Your Problem's Parts

Does your problem feel all mixed up? Maybe it's got YOU all mixed up, too.

Your problem may be made of parts begging to be rearranged.

Altered, modified, changed, rearranged. When you analyze your problem, see if that's the deal: mixed up perfectly good but confusing pieces.

Find the parts. Rearrange them. That might be all that you need.

-- Douglas Brent Smith

Monday, August 18, 2014

Play A Winning Game

Who wins when you solve a problem?

Your answer to that question likely defines whether or not you've actually solved the problem.
Any solution that creates a loser is likely not sustainable. It's a never-ending game.

Problem solving is a game that can be played with everyone winning.

That's probably the only way to really put an end to the problem.

Could that take longer? Yes. Is it more likely to succeed? Yes, and yes, and yes!

-- Douglas Brent Smith

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Before the Problem Solves You

It won't just sit there. It won't stand still. It gets bigger and bigger, all by itself AND with the help of others. It's your problem.

Solve it.

Solve that problem.

Solve that problem before it solves you.

-- Douglas Brent Smith