Problems do you have the right ones?

What is the one thing in life you can be guaranteed of? Change. If you aren’t changing it means you are dead, so be happy about that.

When things change, that causes problems.

As a smart person when you are faced with a problem you find a solution!

What do solutions cause? Oops.

As you can see, you will always have problems


The real question to ask is: Do you have the right problems?

For a new startup, battling with cashflow is the right kind of problem to have. A company that has been around for 10 years and having cashflow issues is experiencing the wrong problem.

Celebrate and embrace your right problems. Resist the urge sweep them under the rug or they will become wrong problems. When you find a genuine wrong problem, step back. Think about how the systems allowed that problem to happen and how the system could be changed to prevent it in future.

Note: I first came across the change-problems-solutions loop via the work of Izak Adizes