A compelling essay on problem-focus and possibility-blindness

Fit principal Marc Rettig wrote this piece on Medium over two years ago, and since then it has enjoyed regular cycles of popularity on Twitter. We thought we’d better feature it here!

When you set out to look for problems, problems is all you’ll find. When we set out to produce solutions, we tend to narrow our field of view in a way that makes us blind to underlying causes, and blind to the seeds of something better that already exist in the situation — the chance to feed the possibilities, which is much different than fixing the problems.

Marc’s recent revision to the original article includes a set of suggestions for ways of working that can expand our results beyond “coming up with solutions.”

View the full article on Medium.