Commitment to Finding a Solution

Whether you’re a leader or a manager you require a mindset to look for a solution and not focus on the problem. Some people come up with great plans but are never able to execute it or convince the rest of the team because they become defensive when an issue on the plan is discussed rather than look at it with an open mind in a constructive way that will result in a better solution. In the story below, luckily the crow is alone and in companies we have to work with teams. Each individual in the team should follow the story of the crow and the pitcher.

A Crow, half-dead with thirst, came upon a Pitcher which had once been full of water; but when the Crow put its beak into the mouth of the Pitcher he found that only very little water was left in it, and that he could not reach far enough down to get at it.

He tried, and he tried, but at last had to give up in despair. Then a thought came to him, and he took a pebble and dropped it into the Pitcher. Then he took another pebble and dropped it into the Pitcher. Then he took another pebble and dropped that into the Pitcher. He dropped one pebble after another.

At last, he saw the water mount up near him, and after casting in a few more pebbles he was able to quench his thirst and save his life.

Consistent effort and commitment to the vision will lead to success. Like many drops make an ocean, get to the solution, step by step. Make a start, always.

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