Stop Trying to Fix It

I’ve started thinking differently.

Human beings are programmed to fix problems.  We’re problem-solvers.

Well, stop it.  For one thing, when a person confides in you their problem, they don’t want you to fix it.  That has been my experience, anyway.  They want to be heard.  They want someone to listen to them and ask questions.  Why it’s taken me 60 years to learn this, I have no idea.

Next, we’re never going to “fix it.”  We just take the next step, and the next.  Throw light on it.  Move it forward.  Don’t even try to fix it.

That’s all i have for now.

But once you begin to think in this way, then new options appear.  It’s a different way of thinking.

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