A quick one if you don’t have much time:
Speak life to others today. Share a kind word with everyone you interact with. You never know how much their soul might need it. “Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.” Proverbs 12:25
So be problem solvers! Oh… but that is not that easy. If it was we would all do this.
Here are some pitfalls to consider.
1. Denial. Thinking or saying things like… I don’t believe this is a problem. I don’t believe we have a problem. “It’s just the way this works. It’s just the way it’s always been.” I believe that is fear and/or laziness or honestly just not being self aware. That’s why outside perspective and critical feedback ARE GOOD THINGS.
2. Not MY problem. Oh how I loathe this one. Loathe. I wish someone would fix it. This is garbage, but whatever. Somebody has to train me. Someone has to fix this. This part of my job is so frustrating I wonder why the captain, coach, downtown, doesn’t see my problem. PEOPLE BE ACCOUNTABLE TO YOURSELF!
3. ENABLING. The trickiest one. So we are discussing how fixing a problem gives us joy! And it does. But if we are ENABLING and not fixing THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM. This will spiral COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL ON YOU. Be aware of the enablers. HELP THEM CHANGE! They love enabling it gives them JOY! But makes things worse! Oh, and do they hate to be told that, all the HELPING they are DOING is HURTING THE COMPANY. They MEAN WELL but must be made aware that their energy should be going to THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM, FIXING THE REAL PROBLEM ONCE AND FOR ALL…. and that when that is done, they will find another ROOT problem. We promise!