The virtue of problem solving for others
The virtuous circle I’ve discovered is that, by working with others and often helping I learn things I never expected to be exposed to. Just another way we change and adapt but in my case it has created a very broad range of experience. Growth is based on stress testing yourself. As a problem solver we simplify what can seem extremely complex into a small set of possibilities to work through. Each problem you can solve encourages one to tackle bigger or more challenging problems.
Comprehension and Discovering the unknowns
Each project comes with challenges, impermanence brings difficulty as things break down or get damaged. As with problem solving the gains are learning more of what you don’t know and setting out to know what is necessary to make progress.
Forming working relationships
My customers are my friends – even if we only talk business. They take care of me and my family. I want to extend that relationship for as many years as possible because it is easy for me to work for friends and give it my best.
Balancing my work
There is only one of me, but I can delegate time critical work to my own support network. Sometimes I can take on the time critical work and delegate the less critical work – but the main point is that I can do it. Some days are long and I have to monitor my own quality of work. Its better to sleep than keep thrashing away. Other times one has to stay focussed until making a breakthrough with a resolving a problem. I’m willing to find the balance.