Like a Fish discovering Water

It is hard to discover the problem when you have been swimming in it.
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Some problems are easy to identify.

Other not so much.

They can be hard to identify even if they are right in front of you.

This excerpt is from “The 4 Disciplines of Execution” when they discovered the Whirlwind. The real enemy of execution in your day job!

Like a fish discovering the water it’s been swimming in the whole time, we finally realized that the fundamental problem with execution had always been right in front of us. We hadn’t seen it because it was everywhere, hiding in plain sight. (McChesney, Covey, & Huling, 2012)

It is hard to discover the problem when you have been swimming in it.

Maybe you have never given it much thought because you don’t have the power and control.

Imagine for a moment you had the ability to make impactful change.

What problem would you acknowledge and address?

Would you renovate the layout of your workplace?

Change the frequency or structure of meetings?

Challenge yourself to think outside of your current environment.

Think outside of your fish bowl.

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