There are two ways of looking at problems.

The first is to see the barrier. To focus on the thing that’s preventing your life from being more ideal. To complain about it, and let the problem overcome you. To resign.

The second way is to see it as a design opportunity. To focus on the opportunity to design a different way forward, a new path, an alternate system. To lean into solving the problem. To innovate.

This second way is not blind optimism, but the acknowledgement of the barrier and looking at it from a place of curiosity.

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