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DON’T JUST DO SOMETHING, SIT THERE!

Luxuriate in Not Having an Immediate Solution

Taking action is automatic for many of us—in our professional and personal lives. We impose our will rather than let events unfold. To not act, well that’s a very difficult choice. I’m not advising passivity or purposeful ignorance. What I am suggesting is to sometimes do nothing, on purpose. Deliberately leave space for others to exercise their strengths. Don’t rush to find the answer. Trust the system, and allow the group the time to iterate on alternatives.

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