Friday, April 27, 2018

This Is A Solvable Problem

One of the things I respect most about my current boss is that for him, everything is a solvable problem.

I cannot think of a time in the past almost two years when there has been a problem which I have brought to him or seen him with that has not, in some form, been resolvable.  Yes, the resolution may very much look like more work or a different way around or more time or more money or even simply stopping, but there is always a resolution.

As I have processing this over this time, what I have come find is that such an attitude it built on a certain set of core beliefs and principles.  One of them, of course, is simply the belief that nothing is unsolvable.  But the second of them, equally as important, is a view that the world works a certain way and that as such, solutions are always out there.  It is a certain level of optimism in the possibility of future outcomes.

To this point, this has generally not been my outlook.  I am the most dour of pessimists, always seeing reasons why nothing will work and why problems, once presented, most often represent mountains that simply cannot be climbed.

But I am working on this, because of course we all absorb the environment we are in (eventually if not sooner).  And today, unbidden from my brain, popped out "This is a solvable problem".

Just saying it does not always make it so, of course.  But saying it changes the proposition from "there is nothing that can be done" to "there is something that can be done."

And if something can be done, it is merely a problem of discovering it.


LindaG said...

Glad to hear your boss is having a positive affect on you, TB. :-)
Hope you all have a blessed weekend.

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Thank you Linda. No-one is more surprised than myself.