…are the tough ones.
You know which ones I’m referring to. I want to procrastinate and avoid those tangled up messes that seem to defy my ability to understand. The really wacky…entrenched… and complicated issues that plague every project, department, and budget. And they are everywhere! Examples:
- The US Tax code (See image)
- How to keep Americans safe without sacrificing our personal rights
- Managing all the junk we have in storage
- Lowering costs while continuing to be productive and creative
- Scope creep on every project we start
I wish these problems were easier to solve. We all prefer to find the solution that’s guaranteed to work, takes little time and even less effort. But, the problems that have easy solutions have already been solved.
“What we’re left with are the problems that will take ridiculous amounts of effort, untold resources and the bravery to attempt something that might not work.” (Seth Godin)
Knowing this helps us decide if the problem is worth tackling. If it is…let’s stop belly-aching about it and get started.
Thanks for listening.
Inspired by This Post by Seth Godin