For many years, I fell into a trap: Working on problems.
What’s wrong with that?
Well, think about this: A problem is something that’s defined by your situation, or by someone else. Working on that problem means that you’re trying to find a solution that is just defined by that problem, and doesn’t usually address anything deeper.
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- The 80/20 rule, and when you should ignore it