In search of the perfect system
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.