Solving The Right Problems

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Problem-solving is one of the mind’s super powers. It scans the environment for threats and when it finds one, it seeks to neutralize it.

When the mind is idle, it finds problems that aren’t there. It’s why outrage is so addictive. The idle mind latches onto one piece of outrage, then branch swings to the next, then to the next, ad infinitum.

An idle mind is a terrible use of energy.


Instead of letting the mind wander too much, give your mind something to do. Put it to good use. How do you put the mind to good use? Give it the right problems to solve.

But what are the “right problems?” Goals.

When you set goals, you’re giving your mind the opportunity to solve a puzzle. Your mind will commence piecing things together in such a way that it will lead you to your goals.

It’s important to have a series of goals because when you solve one, you can continue on to the other, and so on and so forth. Having multiple goals will ensure that your mind never idles for too long.


Set goals to achieve. Never stay idle for too long. Especially if you consider yourself to be a type-A personality.

If you can’t find any goals in particular for yourself, seek to solve other people’s problems.

But whatever you do, find the right problems to solve.

About Anthony Boyd

I go by the alias Anthony Boyd & this blog is my series of theses on philosophy, spirituality, physical expression of strength & human behavior through self-reflective spoken & written word. I’ve been a Union Delegate for 6 years. During this time I have developed countless leadership skills that I’ll be sharing with you all on this blog. Leadership is something I’ve develop through hours of research, strength training & personal application of growth strategies. I started this blog with the intention of disseminating the leadership & developments skills I’ve attained over the past 6 years as a leader because there is a huge need for male leadership. It has developed into a conduit for sharing these ideas in hopes that others can gain insight from them as well. Two things have always been constant in my three decades of life on Earth, my ability to express myself through the word & my unquenchable curiosity of everything around me. Combine that with my obsession with strength training, personal development & we have this blog. It is my hope that I can provide endless value, insight and perspective gained through experience as a leader to the readership I have developed here.

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