William Liao

May 26, 2021

What's the solvable problem?

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, 

Ask yourself: 

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.