Your Current Problem – Actually an Opportunity in Disguise
If you’ve tuned into the world lately, you might have heard about all the problems and challenges facing humanity today. It’s important to understand problems and to talk about them because this can help fuel solutions and provide context. I’m focusing this year on figuring out how we can use nature-inspired design to solve problems. I’ve stopped seeing problems, all I see is opportunities now. Every problem is a solution in disguise.
“Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.” – W. Clement Stone
The late businessman, philanthropist and self-help book author W. Clement Stone firmly believed that within every big problem we face lies a bigger opportunity. There’s always some aspect of a challenge that can be turned to our advantage, if only we have eyes to see it.
When you start focusing on opportunities and solutions, it becomes evident that the problem are actually much smaller than they’re made out to be. A very real opportunity for citizen scientists to help make the world a better place. We’ll never stop learning from nature’s experience and that’s a beautiful thing.