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Never esteem anything as of advantage to thee that shall make thee break thy word or lose thy self-respect.
-- Marcus Aurelius
 

 

Friday, July 1, 2022

Invest in the solution

Don’t invest in the problem by complaining about it. Invest in the solution by envisioning it.

Assume the problem can be solved. Then get to work justifying your assumption.

To change an outcome for the better, you must make changes to the input. One by one, identify the factors you can change, and visualize in detail what each available change would accomplish.

Certain constraints will always be outside your ability to change. Seek to understand and work within those constraints rather than fighting against them or hoping you can wish them away.

Formulate an effective approach that’s supported by reality. Rather than being dismayed by the problem, find satisfaction in stepping up to the challenge.

Invest yourself in the solution, in applying positive action to a difficult situation. There’s great value waiting to be created, and you’re in a position to do it.

— Ralph Marston

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