One time I was having a discussion with a good friend of mine, Brian Higgins, about training. We were discussing strategies we both have used when trying overcome injuries. Brian was dealing with an ankle injury at the time and I asked him what his strategy was to overcome it. He said “I believe in the magical power of Work Around It.
This comment really stuck for me. It doesn’t just apply to training, it can apply to virtually any aspect of your business, or for that matter, your life. As a matter of fact, I think the phrase sums up perfectly what it means to be solution oriented. Here are some examples:
You are refinancing your house and you run into a snag with the financing. You don’t let it stop in your tracks, you Work Around It.
You are short a staff member on a busy day. You don’t close up shop, you “Work Around It”.
Your plane was delayed and your stuck in a strange airport. You don’t give up and decide to live in the airport, you Work Around It.
You making dinner for family and friends and you realize you are missing one key ingredient from your favorite recipe. You don’t cancel the dinner, you Work Around It.
And the list goes on….You already do this all the time, so do I. With that said, I am going to do a better job of consciously applying the Work Around It mindset.
How about you?