Hi, I'm Bec Leigh and I'm a writing mentor and creative partner for lovely people in the business of doing good.

In search of the perfect system

In search of the perfect system

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Oh, all the problems I could fix, if only I could find the RIGHT SYSTEM.

That's what I like to tell myself anyway.

But I've realised that when I’m feeling completely mired in a system problem—thinking I need a new or better system to make something work—what I actually need is to delve into the assumptions and feelings beneath the surface of the ‘problem’.

When those underlying assumptions and feelings are cleared, a simple, sufficient system often becomes apparent. (Many times, once I’ve stopped thrashing, I realise I don’t actually need a new or different system at all.)

Bonus questions I ask myself:

Am I struggling because I’m attempting to enforce a fixed system that requires me, or the conditions, to be ‘perfect’?

If a system could arise from exactly the way I am, in the current conditions, what would that look like?


Has this has sparked any thoughts or questions you'd like to share? I'd love to hear from you.

Scattering seeds or ashes

Scattering seeds or ashes

Getting out of your own way

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