July 25, 2021

The actual problem


There are definitely things you can’t control. OK. Accepted.

Everything else then.

If something is a problem – something you can control – you fix it. That’s the way it’s supposed to work. You sniff out the cause, prescribe the solution, take the actions necessary and get on with the rest of your list.

If something’s been a problem for a while now, something you can control, and you haven’t fixed it, then the problem isn’t the actual problem, you are. You’ve made a decision – by omission maybe, for the sake of politics possibly, or simply because it’s easier not to in the moment (and the next moment, and in this moment) – that the problem is worth more than the solution.

Every time you ignore a problem, not only is the problem still there, but everyone knows that you’re ignoring it. (And they start to second guess.)

Skippy strategy: Deal with it.