Monkey See, Monkey Do

Ambiguity is not knowing what you are looking at. Uncertainty is not knowing what to do with what you are looking at.

Dealing effectively with reality entails dealing effectively with both ambiguity and uncertainty. This requires fluid toggling between seeing and doing.

The first step in problem solving is discerning whether a problem it is a “seeing” problem or a “doing” problem. Though we have default tendencies to either see or do, taking the complementary behavior can be useful in whatever situation is being navigated.

“What do I see?” “What do I do with what I’m seeing?”

Training this distinction provides clarity in discerning what you are actually dealing with.

 

 

 

 

 

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