From problems to solutions
We're not always good as sorting out our own problems as we are at advising others. In any personal situation, there are complicated emotions involved. For the same reasons, it's better to hire a lawyer than to defend yourself. Sometimes you even need a decision analyst to help you define the problem to begin with.
Whenever I think about the current problem I have, I get quite furious and distracted. It takes over my mind, blocks out everything else, and becomes a big hairy monster. It wasn't only until I participated in an exercise in my Monday evening NLP class that I discovered that I had been anchored in "feelings" rather than logic. My anger, frustration, impatience, and worry paralysed my ability to move through the logical sequence of problem solving.
How ironic for someone who has spent most of her life solving other people's problems!
Here is the process to go through. You will notice a change in your outlook. I noticed that I hadn't even defined why it was a problem. That's where I had gotten stuck.
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9 October 2002 Wednesday
It's not a perfect world after all, Bon Journal Newsletter Issue 4
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