“If I could just go a day without having to solve problems, that would be a good day,” a CEO I advise recently shared.
Having heard him say this before, I responded, “The problems aren’t the issue. How you’re viewing them is the real problem.”
This led to a conversation on Making Shift Happen.
We all have a choice of how we view the world around us. Unfortunately, repetitively thinking the same thoughts creates a belief system that stays with us until we change it.
While it’s hard to think your way into a new way of acting, it’s much easier to act your way into a new way of thinking. Shift, of thinking, happens when we take actions which rewrite the software in our heads.
In this example:
While this CEO is smartly employing the best type of problem resolution, requiring people to anticipate them whenever possible, he now sees issues as the what they really are – problemtunities. All because he made shift happen.