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Pawel Brodzinski on Software Project Management

A Problem as a Chance

We don’t consider problems we face at work as something positive. Things don’t go as they were planned. Standard actions aren’t enough to find a solution and bring back our work to its proper way. Additional effort is required. Thus we consider problems as bad things.

Which is wrong.

A problem is a chance. A chance to learn. A chance to improve things.

When I consider problem I had to face at work after some time I always think how much I could learn from the situation. I don’t think how I sweated blood any more. I rather care what was organized poorly and how it could have been improved. I try to label people “good,” “evil,” “helpful” or counterproductive” so I learn how to deal with them in the future. And whether to deal with them at all. I think which traps I fell into and how to avoid them.

Every problem is a chance either to learn something about you and your surroundings or to improve the way you work. All you need to see it is a bit of time.

in: personal development

2 comments… add one

  • Anonymous January 9, 2009, 1:29 am

    Does Maja know that you used her photo? ;-)

  • Pawel Brodzinski January 9, 2009, 2:02 am

    As far as I remember I made the photo. And yes, she was aware I was taking a picture of her.

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