Thursday, January 7, 2010

Problem Solvers Vs Problem Identifiers

Professional Speaker Judi Moreo has some thoughts on “The Top Ten Ways to Make Life Work.”

One of my favorites is #5. She says, “Become A Problem Solver. Problem identifiers (don’tcha love that phrase?) are a dime a dozen. Anyone can go around pointing out problems. On the other hand, problem solvers are worth their weight in gold.”

CBS Sunday Morning featured a variety of problem solvers in a story this past Sunday. Dafna Michaelson, a woman from Denver, is traveling the country, visiting one state each week, and writing stories on her website about people who are making a difference. Folks who are willing to say, “If it’s going to get done I’ll be the one to step up and do it.”

President Theodore Roosevelt said it best:
"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."
"Citizenship in a Republic,"
Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910

Note: Sites to visit….judimoreo.com…and…50in52journey.com

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