Sometimes, I pick the wrong tool out of the box to solve a little problem and it complicates matters. I either attempt to make do with what I've got in my hand, simply because I try and save time (I just 'CBA' to go and get the right piece of equipment) or I just don't have the tool for the job. It happens. I'm sure you have have experienced this in your life?

Often the problem isn't that hard to solve but with so many distractions going on in our lives; so many things to do in such little time available, we over-complicate matters.

The little job turns into a big job and before you know it, there are tools all over the place

Now for all we know, you may be the most well organized person in life and business; if so, that's amazing. I admire your skills and attention to detail. You might even be spectacularly fortunate enough not to have to 'do it yourself'. Someone does the problem solving bit for you.

There are people who will take credit for the problems we have solved - it happens!

Being resilient can be quite simple enough. Resilience isnt a research project; it's a life journey and often we have the right tools to cope with it already. The right tools in the box to solve the problem for ourselves and for others too.

Sometimes we are told and lead to believe, that we need a bigger tool box and a new set of expensive tools. And sometimes we borrow tools from another person.

A tool on its own is pretty useless as an item unless you offer it up to the problem

Never bring a knife to a gunfight

It isn't always the case that we need new or fancy expensive tools. No, it is how we use what we have available to us that matters. It can be as simple as that, to solve a simple problem.

The instructions don't have to be complicated either and yes, some advice and shared experience really does help us to be more resilient to life's great challenges.

The fact of the matter is this. If the problem appears to be hard to crack, it actually might not be at all. Some of the solution is just simple common sense and either a helping hand, a little bit of advice and guidance, or just a smaller tool to get the right result. The desired effect so to speak.

Otherwise, you might end up with, (you guessed it)...egg on your face! Da daaa! 🙂

Being resilient doesn't have to be complicated!

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Paul Kudray

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - A truly down to earth, grounded individual who is a resilience professional. Helping people and organizations to build and maintain their capabilities to respond to and recover from, crisis, emergencies or disasters. Paul is the 'resilience maverick' because he is not like the average resilience professional. He uses his great people skills to break down a complicated and often scary subject to make it easier to understand, want and need. Paul wants to help everyone be a bit more resilient because they can. paul@kudrayconsulting.com.

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