Do you think of yourself as someone who can solve problems and overcome obstacles? If you do, it can lead you astray.
I’m not talking about how pride (in itself a very positive emotion) can make you blind. It’s more about having a great tool in your arsenal for success, but consistently using this tool in situations where it’s ill-advised.
You can see this bias expressed and practiced in many fields. For example, (paraphrasing from the great copywriter Gary Halbert): “There’s no problem a good sales letter can’t solve.”
It’s like Maslow’s hammer - “When you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” Since you have a hammer — your talent for overcoming obstacles — you’ll tend to see nails (or obstacles) everywhere.
You’ll even go seeking nails just so you can whack them.
Implementing your idea is hard because execution - especially if you’re good at it - may lead you to seek obstacles to attack, just because you can!
Just because you can conquer a problem (especially when it makes you feel good), does not mean you should. Some problems should just be ignored.
Your ability to overcome obstacles is a powerful tool. Use it with discretion.
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