Wait until it is a problem

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In today's daily sprout  I share something which may sit uncomfortably with some of you.  especially the perfectionists, like me, out there.  The truth is, for many of us it's easy to fall into the habit of trying to anticipate and solve every foreseeable problem before they happen.  it makes sense.  If we can fix it before it happens, then why not.  But there is a cost to that if we take it too far.  We can spend all our time solving problems that have not and may not happen whilst forgetting that we need to get things moving now.  Our goals need action to happen and sometimes we can slip into the comfort zone of perfecting and preparing rather than 'going live' with the goal.  So, watch today's video as I explore this.  Transcript below.

Keep an eye out for the next blog.

Dave Algeo

Motivational Speaker on resilience and men's mental health. 

Feeling lost, trapped or crushed by life? Here's a short video with three tips to help you get back a sense of hope and direction.


- Wait until it is a problem.


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Now, must be careful with this one


because what I'm not saying

is just let things happen


and unfold if a disaster is obvious


or something is obviously

going to go wrong.


But, if you tend to be somebody who


is always anticipating problems,


anticipating them so far into the future,


then start to get comfortable

with letting things


just unfold more naturally,

allowing things to happen


and problems to become more manifest


before you address them.


Anticipating the problem too

soon, too far in advance,


you end up solving problems

that may never come to light


and maybe not making

progress on the things


that are actually here and now.


If you make progress on the here and now,


the problems may actually dissolve


before you get there.


So don't solve problems

before they happen.


Make the Daily Sprout part


of your daily routine.