We all see things that bother us many times a day, every day.
The interesting question is, what do we do about it?
First, I’ll tell you what I used to do.
Like most people, I often ignored the problem. When I decided to “do” something to solve the problem, I actually didn’t “do,” most of the time. Instead, I delegated it to someone else. By “delegate,” I mean that I either bought the solution (e.g. buy Halloween costumes for my kids), or I asked someone else to solve the problem (e.g. ask our handyman to fix the kitchen cabinet door).
Now, though, I’m on a personal mission to become more of a doer – to try to actively solve problems myself, rather than ignore or delegate.
My motivation at first was to set an example for my kids. After all, I want my kids to be consummate doers. I want them to change the world for the better. I want them to have a “can-do” attitude borne out of a combination of chutzpah and competence.
However, as I continue this transformation, I realize the wonderful benefits of doing to me in my everyday life – not just for world-changing innovation.