Develop an Action Bias for Problem Solving #JohnCMaxwell #Leadership


“Develop a bias for action. Don’t think Can I? Instead think, How can I? Then start moving forward. The moment you confront and act on a problem, you begin to solve it.” -John C. Maxwell, Developing the Leader Within You

What great advice!

I am loving John C. Maxwell’s classic book, “Developing the Leader Within You,” which I received free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Each page there are new tips and tricks that seem both intuitive but also brand new. There is so much wisdom packed into this insightful book on leadership, business, and a host of other issues that can be applied to your everyday life.

This is something I struggle with at times. I get into an analytical mode where I have a difficulty coming up with solutions, or I doubt that they will work, then get frozen by fear and do nothing. This isn’t where I want to get stuck.

Acting on this advice would do wonders for areas where problems seem to stymie my attempts to move forward causing inaction and leads me to shut down.

Many times, despite the fear, the act of putting one foot in front of the other. Taking action without everything figured out, stepping into the unknown, that movement is what is the catalyst for discovering solutions.

Maxwell continues,

“Ideas evolve as you move, and better solutions come into view as you move forward. Ultimately, you can’t wish or wait your way through difficulties. You must work your way through them.”

It is so true… where have you gotten stuck before? How has movement in your life helped resolve seemingly insurmountable problems?

Share below in the comments.

– Jason

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