My friend Chris Chapman recently tweeted:

“Looking over LinkedIn and Twitter and Amazon, there are almost innumerable exhortations to resolve management woes with minimal effort and in no time. Hard to sell the truth when it involves slowing down, studying, and thinking.”

Chris is right. Quick fixes will, at best, help you feel better for a while. However, quick fixes are highly unlikely to fix your problem.

Creating the conditions for lasting change starts with slowing down, studying, and thinking about the problem. You won’t escape a problem until you see it for what it is. Once you see the problem for what it is, you’re more likely to know what to do that might create a lasting solution.

Stop buying the snake oil. Choose to do something that will truly solve the problem. Slow down. Study. Think.

You’ve got this.

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