That’s not true is it? You’ve got way more than 99 problems. There are almost an infinite number of problems you can ‘have’, some within your ability to influence, some outside of it.
Therefore, having ‘problems’ becomes a choice about where we put our focus.
I can choose to focus on a problem, be it big or small, or I can choose to focus on something else.
I recently noted that while things were going really well in my life, I was getting myself worked up about something really small.
My mind found a problem that I could focus on and solve, not because I needed to solve it but because that’s how my mind is wired and rewarded.
I realised that problems are a choice about where I put my attention.
I haven’t nailed it yet, but I’m working on having ‘no problems’ a lot more of the time.
There’s a tendency to gather information, and more information, and more information, indefinitely if a decision is important.
Your next 40 years will be determined by your next ten years.
A mantra I live by in business is, ‘tolerance is the enemy of excellence.’
Functional fixes are not solutions for existential misalignments.
If you’re buying your lunch from someone, what happens if he’s 20cms shorter than you?
It’s almost certain that what’s being agreed isn’t fully understood.
Don’t be a dick.
Five hundred years ago, Michel de Montaigne said: “My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.”
In tennis, the majority of the game is spent volleying.
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