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[Classic post from 10-6-15]
The easiest thing in the world is to see ‘what is’ and complain about it, express the problems about it, and draw attention to it. It is a whole other creative mentality to suggest solutions that have the potential of solving the issues of ‘what is.’
And, here’s an interesting thing: Guess how many solutions there are? As many as there are people who think them. And, this is even more interesting: Guess how many will work and do the intended job? A lot more than one would think.
Think of a problem as a hill. How many ways are there to the top of the hill? Countless ways. Plus, here’s something interesting: Is the top of the hill the goal? Maybe it is to remove the hill, tunnel through the hill, build a fence around the hill, coat the hill with chocolate, and a few thousand other ideas. How creative can we be? Answer: As creative as you can think.
To add to the quote above, Jim Rohn adds, “The best place to solve a problem is on paper.” Of course, it begins with the thought, and then putting it on paper sort of brings it into ‘reality,’ or a little closer to that in our experience. That, in my humble opinion, is the real value of any business plan. It doesn’t mean it would be followed and come out exactly as imagined, but it does give us some ideas, and ways of looking at problems and potential problems.
I’ll end with another borrowed quote from Jim Rohn: “Neil Armstrong once said, “You only have to solve two problems when going to the moon: First, how to get there; and second, how to get back. The key is don’t leave until you have solved both problems.”
Open Mouth, Insert Solution.
Spread Some Joy Today–by finding things to appreciate. As soon as you are there, joy is all around you.