Before you start thinking about solutions,
before you schedule a meeting,
before you respond to an e-mail,
before you check the next item off your to-do list,
What’s the solvable problem?
This is an important question to ask because not all effort is created equal. Hard work on the wrong things leaves you stuck; hard work on the right things enables you to take leaps.
Sometimes when you’re caught up in the machine — churning out task after task — it’s easy to lose sight of what you’re working towards which can put the focus & effectiveness of your efforts into question.
In situations like these, taking time to revisit & ponder the specific problems you’re hoping solve is a powerful way to recalibrate
It keeps you focused.
It keeps your team focused.
It keeps the work focused.
All three of these conditions are a recipe for — you guessed it —actually solving problems, solving them effectively, and making things better for the people you aim to serve.