What do pot holes and every day problems have in common?
There are times when it is easier to figure out a way around a problem rather than taking the time to figure out a solution.
I took my dogs for our morning walk and noticed that all the pot holes on our road were filled with gravel. Like many of my neighbors I had spent the last eleven months creating an intricate driving pattern of sashaying from side to side and driving on the wrong side of the road to avoid these holes. How did the holes get filled?
It turned out our new neighbor took it upon himself to repair our road using extra gravel that had been washed from the road.Why didn’t I think of this? Why didn’t anybody else think of this? Such a simple solution to an every day problem.
I realized the pot holes were like the problems we face every day. We all have times in our life where we take the easy or quickest route around a problem instead of taking the extra time to actually solve the problem. There are a number of reasons why we don’t solve problems. Our “to do” list is seven miles long, the next appointment is in ten minutes, or we overthink solutions. We just don’t think we have time to figure out an answer. Although taking the time to properly solve the problem would save us lots of time in the bigger picture.
I would love to hear what pot holes are you avoiding in your life?