Why The First Step Is An Obvious Step

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i. Acknowledge you are responsible
The first step is an obvious step. It really requires we acknowledge that we are fully responsible for the situation at hand. It doesn’t really matter whether you played a large or small role in creating this problem. Infact, it doesn’t even matter whether or not you feel you played a role at all. The choices and decisions you made leading up to this situation led you to this very moment, and therefore whether you like it or not, on some level you are responsible for what has just happened. By being here in this moment, you have a responsibility to become part of the solution. ii. Recognize the value of a problem
Having taken ownership of the problem, it’s now time to recognize the full extent of the problem and the impact it has on you, on others and on the situation at hand. Ask yourself:

What’s the specific problem I am facing?
Who is involved in creating this problem?
How am I affected by this problem? How specifically?
How are others affected by this problem? How specifically?

With a clear understanding of the problem, it’s now time to ask yourself whether this is an actual problem that’s worth dealing with. Ask yourself:

Do I need to involve myself in having this problem solved?
Is solving this problem worth my time? (Opportunity cost)

iii. Take ownership of the problem
The moment you decide that this is a problem that’s worth pursuing, is the moment you must take full ownership of the problem without an ounce of resistance.…

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