The whole and its parts

The whole & its parts

The real problem

Revisiting “coaching in depth” I’ve been reminded of a simple truth: people prefer to solve the problems they know how to solve.

These are problems that are in their comfort zone and allow them to feel sure about their competence.

Often times this is fine.

It becomes an issue when that problem isn’t the one they actually have.

That’s how procrastination often comes about. It’s the same with busyness. They are the means to distract one from the actual problem. The one that is harder to tackle.

People know how to find solutions. That’s rarely a challenge.

As Irving Borwick states: “Finding a solution isn’t the most difficult task at hand. It is knowing the difference between a symptom and a problem”.

One’s that’s clear, the solution will solve the real problem.


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