(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)

Solving problems can be fun.

Discerning the issue(s), defining desirable outcomes, recalling previous similar situations, gathering resources, taking actions, and achieving a victory. Whoopee! Another problem solved.

But then there are those times when it’s Not Your Problem:
You didn’t cause it;
You can’t fix it –
Not your problem.

People engage in not-their-problem for a variety of reasons.

They get their sense of self-worth by fixing problems; they get ‘juice’ from it; approval/appreciation from others; may even get paid to solve problems.

The issue is to make sure it’s your problem to solve. Knowing when to walk away is a useful skill.

Coaching Point: If you didn’t cause it AND you can’t fix it, why would you own it?

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