I’ve been thinking recently about a specific way in which I’d like to improve myself professionally I thought I’d share here.

I’ve noticed that when having a discussion with a colleague or colleagues to work out a problem, when there is a back and forth there’s often a pause in the conversation as the next move is considered.

Most people rush to fill the discomfort (with not having a solution) with a solution of some kind so as to move back from a ‘state of discomfort’ to a ‘state of comfort’.  But what the situation really needs is time.  Time for the solution to come forth.  Time for more discussion so that a solution can present itself, because real, long term solutions never form out of pressure.

So I’m working on not giving in to the temptation to rush to fill the void with a solution and learning to be ok with the temporary discomfort until a solution comes forth.


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