Focus on what’s working

It’s not hard to see when something needs to be fixed.

Traffic lights, clocks, a software update…

But in the search for fixing things, we forget to see what actually works.

For example, oxygen works. All the time, in fact. Yet, we never notice it. Because if it did stop working, then we would quit working.

So, here’s the thing about systems:

When a system works perfectly, we forget it exists.

(Out of sight, out of mind.)

Things are not going to always work perfectly in our favor. And when the world feels like its conspiring against you, it’s important to note what’s keeps us alive to begin with.