Some days – if only I could use a fire hose – I’d put them all out!
Nothing is so problematic we can’t solve with conversations and decisions – but when several issues seem to show up at once, or be at ‘critical stage’ at the same moment – it feels like pressure.
We find ourselves saying, no problem, “but why must I deal with this all at once?”
The message, the lesson we keep re-learning is that we have to schedule our problems better.
One problem today, another one tomorrow, one for the day after that – then maybe a day or two without problems, then back into problems again. I’m not jokin’ around here!
In this century we aren’t experiencing anything like the way things were before – we all work at what we are good at, best at, creating solutions to problems. Somewhere between art and science, we figure things out. If all we did was hew wood or draw water we’d have been replaced by a device, software, app or a transistor array on a microchip.
What we ARE needed for, necessary for, is to solve – not simple algebra solving for X, but working with multiple variables of time, circumstance, facts, beliefs, misconceptions, projections and people.
Maybe if we removed the people from the equation work would get simpler.
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