Wednesday, September 26, 2012

2013 TKR: Quick quotes about solutions and the problems that made them

Quick quotes about solutions 
and the problems that made them

  • Sure these things have been said before.  
  • The reason they stick around is that they fit lots of  problems.  
  • And lots of solutions.   
  • So look them over.  
  • You may find one that fits you.  
  • Or somebody you know.

  • The best way to escape from your problem is to solve it. 
  • Not everything you want is worth the cost. 
  • Problems can come from anywhere. Your solutions come from you. 
  • Every problem is an opportunity being mismanaged. 
  • What is as permanent as success? 
  • If it had a simple solution, it wouldn't be a problem. 
  • Don't focus so much on a subgoal that you lose track of the problem . 
  • If you hit a dead end, turn around. 
  • Yield and overthrow. Bend and do not break. Lao Tsu. 
  • You know more about one sore toe than about nine good ones. 
  • It is usually easier to solve other people’s problems. 
  • Look around for other people with a similar problem . What would you tell them to do? 
  • People are less problem-sufferers than problem-solvers. 
  • We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.–Pogo. 
  • People don’t notice the road. Only the bumps. 
  • Fixers believe they can fix. Complainers believe they can complain. They are both right. 
  • If other people are part of the problem , you may need them as part of the solution. 
  • Hunters act on cues. If you want to guide the hunt you have to set the cues. 
  • Every complex problem has a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong. 
  • You can never get all your squirrels up the same tree. 
  • There is one and only one right solution to a problem. Until you get out of school. 
  • The language of complaint starts with they. The language of solutions starts with I. 
  • The secret to getting there is to know where you're going. 
  • A problem is just an opportunity to see what you can do. 
  • Problems are the price of progress. 
  • If you want to find your Hunter, you have to know the game. 
  • If you want to be smart, find friends who are smarter than you are.
  • Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
  • Solving is easier when someone else does it. 
  • The gate to discovery opens if you ask the right question.
  • You can get more practice in complaining than you can with fixing.
  • If you are perfect on the first try, you have nowhere to go but down.
  • The real secret of success is frustration tolerance.
  • Gamer's insight: You don't win just by reading the instructions.
  • You don't have to know everything. You just have to know how to find out anything. 
  • To avoid problems, don't try to do anything. 
  • Anger management: don't get mad. Get busy 
  • Perfection is sometime. Imperfection is now.  To live now, live with imperfection. 
  • We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them. 
  • Your biggest obstacle is thinking you can't do it. 
  • You learn more from what you do than from what you are told.
  • When was the last time you discovered something you didn't know? 
  • If you are not discovering new things, you already know all you will ever know. 
  • The way to look smart is to have friends that know more than you do.
  • The value of your tool box lies in choosing the right tool. 
  • The strongest card you have is one you haven't played. 

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