Probably not the ones which are most important to you, or to the world, or to your neighbour – but rather they are the ones found along the ‘path you’re on’.
I think we run our home/personal lives the same way we run our job-lives, by doing what we are told, doing what someone showed us to do or following habits we fell into along our way. I mean ‘auto-responding’ to everything without pause, without thinking, without analysis or collaboration – we just do what we are doing. And, if you break it down, how much of each day do we spend trying to solve a problem? I don’t think we spend much time because we are too busy managing the pattern we are in. I’m not writing this because I believe I have a solution – but because I think I have the problem.
I need to do this better.
To define my life, my work, my service to clients, community and the world as: these are the problems I know how to solve + these are problems which need solving (and I think I can solve them) + problems nobody has a solution for but which must be solved (i.e., the economy, peace, hunger, cancer, how to build a kick-butt IoT business …
It’s refocus on BHAG time again – and if we all start at home, clean out the attic or garage, rearrange the furniture, refocus our attitudes, then maybe we become better problem solvers. I’m convinced we will, convinced I can, convinced we all can if we try when we do.