It's Tricky

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Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you're faced with trouble and potentially beneficial circumstances - simultaneously?

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On one side, things are looking great! On the other side, you have a lot of problems to face. If you don't overcome the problems you are facing, you will have a hard time taking advantage of the potential benefits ahead.

Yet...

...the potential benefits ahead could seriously help you with the situation you are facing - right now.

Not only that. The thing that could potentially solve your current problems has been cooking up for a while. It's just been a little slow to get started. The delay is no one's fault, and there was nothing anyone could have done to change it.

It's just the way things are...

...but here you are, still faced with the problems. Problems that could seriously affect your ability to pull off whatever it is you need to pull off.

I think this is a rather common occurrence for many. I know it is for me. No matter how far I've come, no matter how fast, I always seem to be caught in an undertow - fighting to keep my head above water.

Maybe it comes from the decision to jump into the rapids in the first place. All I know is these rough waters seem to be the only way to get anywhere in life and the fight to survive them is one that we simply get better at with time.

In the future, our trajectory back into the river will be a little more precise. We may build a floatation device - eventually maybe a boat. Hell, in time I hope to just fly over it...

...But for now, I'll just have to build a yacht out of driftwood while I'm on the way down....

Wish me luck! :P

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Driftwood yachts are better than none at all.

What I mean is that to do something to potentially affect ones situation positively is preferable to the alternative. Acting, taking action, can often bring benefit or challenge/trouble in equal measure, the potential for both and it's not always clear which will result. Inaction will bring predictable results.

I work hard to replace the word problem with opportunity because that's really what a problem is, an opportunity to take positive action and seek the desired, or acceptable, results.

"Acting, taking action, can often bring benefit or challenge/trouble in equal measure, the potential for both and it's not always clear which will result. Inaction will bring predictable results."

That's a really nice way of putting it. Somewhat of a fusing between science, mathematics, and life application.

It is not the mindset of a soldier, but the mindset of one in command. A soldier does as he is ordered. A general knows that every action will bring struggle, but a struggle is an opportunity to win.

The result of the end-game will likely be determined by the morale/heart of the men, how well they have been prepared, and the tactical ability of their leaders.

The action begins at the head and works its way down the chain of command. The battle is fought, territory shifts, and a new set of opportunities is found in the settling dust of war.

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