Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Drop The Blame

Blaming people for their problems gets in the way of helping them.

Drop the blame. Pick up the possibilities.

-- Doug Smith

Monday, January 23, 2017


It's not a choice between solving hard problems or easy problems - solve the problem in front of you.

-- Doug Smith

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Own This Moment

We own this moment and not much else.

That problem? Temporary.
That solution? Transitional.
That career? Foundational.

We own this moment and not much else.

I believe in making the most of it.

How about you?

-- Doug Smith

Monday, January 16, 2017

Keep Going

Centered problem solvers find the types of problems that they are best at solving and solve them.

They don't stop there. They build momentum there and keep going.

-- Doug Smith


Keep Looking

Whatever missing pieces that you need in order to solve a problem -- are out there if you know how to look.

If you don't see the answer yet, keep looking.

-- Doug Smith

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Growth Regardless

A centered problem solver grows and improves even if the problem is not solved.

-- Doug Smith

Friday, January 13, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Form a Team

What big problem do you care enough about to join or form a team dedicated to solving it? If you haven't already, when will you start?

-- Doug Smith

Monday, January 9, 2017

Center Past Your Anger

Getting angry doesn't mean we need to stay angry.

-- Doug Smith

Stay Sharp

What if problems are nature's way of keeping us sharp?

-- Doug Smith

One by One

We stack our problems in a closet of worry until we solve them one by one.

-- Doug Smith

Are You Thinking About That Goal?

When you have a goal you can't stop thinking about you've found the right goal.

To solve that problem, convert it into a goal.

-- Doug Smith

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Define Carefully

If the solution you want is a magic wand then you haven't yet clearly defined your problem.

-- Doug Smith

P.S. There are no magic wands...

Gut Check

Is your problem solving goal important enough to find the help you need to achieve it?

-- Doug Smith


You can't solve a problem until you believe that you can solve it.

-- Doug Smith

Friday, January 6, 2017

No Miracles Necessary

When we take charge of our own problems we can stop waiting for miracles.

-- Doug Smith