Will that problem get any smaller on its own?
Some people advocate solving lots of little problems in order to generate energy and momentum. I can see the logic to that, and if it's working for you, keep going.
I've also seen big problems that stall any progress at all. Team members talk about them. Customers rumor about them. Leaders lose sleep over them.
When you've got a problem that big and that troubling, isn't it time to do something constructive about solving it?
Solving your biggest problem is the fastest way to grow.
How can you take the next step toward solving your biggest problem?
-- Doug Smith
- Before you even get to the solution stage of a problem, turn it around. Rephrase the problem statement into a goal. Instead of what's troubling you, express the goal that you want to achieve. What's your goal?
- Ask a close associate if the goal clearly states the situation you want instead of the problem. If it does, what's your next step?
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