Problems often resolve themselves in ways we least expect. So on the flip side, we can’t expect problems to be solved only in the ways we propose.  

There are usually many ways to solve the same problem.  

I look at problems like a form of communication. For almost 30 years, I’ve owned a public relations firm. We’ve been hired to help companies and individuals communicate their developments—whether they were positive or less than. My entire amazing team has been working with me for over 10 years. I think one of the reasons we get along so well and have been able to work together is because, as a leader, I’ve learned that how one person might write a press release or relay a story or say something to offer an answer or do something in an attempt to solve an issue— may be entirely different than the way I would have written, said or done it.  Yet— their approach works. It might not be the way I’d have done it, but I cannot deny its end effectiveness. So, I’ve learned not to edit, interrupt or stop the flow and process.

The more we can let go of our need to control and step out of the way to allow others to exercise their creative problem-solving skills, the better we become as a group, and as individuals. This principle works with spouses, children and other family members as well.

We don’t have to “do it all.”  We don’t have to be “experts in everything.” We do have to do what we do to the best of our abilities and let others do the same. When we manage to do this? We all enjoy the benefits of more successful relationships on all fronts.  If we ask or simply allow others to help solve the big or small problems that inevitably arise because this is life, everything tends to unfold better.

I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience — the author of The Silver Disobedience Playbook I’m a Perception Analyst who shares my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People.  More info in my bio & on my websites.