What level do you (and those you work alongside) play at?
Solving bigger problems creates more change while offering a greater reward to those who do so.
How we arrive at those bigger problems determines our success:
- Start small and work your way up? That’s your choice. The problem, of course, is that once you’ve figured out the small stuff, you’ve solved the wrong problem.
- Start by tackling the big problems? That’s your choice. The challenge, of course, is understanding the big problems and then solving them. That’s the point.
With few exceptions, we solve bigger problems by giving ourselves permission to tackle them in the first place, instead of getting distracted by things we think will give us permission.