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Thought for Today - February 6, 2024

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.

Albert Einstein

When it comes to tackling the tricky stuff—the challenges that make you want to throw in the towel—it's not just about having the brainpower. It's about tenacity. The real game-changer is sticking it out, hanging on tight to that problem until you've wrestled it down to the ground. Because, let's face it, the most satisfying victories come from the toughest battles.

Think about it. When you're up against a complex issue, the first ideas to come to mind are often not the winners. They're just the warm-up act. It's the deeper digging, the refusal to let go, that uncovers the gold. That’s where you find the innovative solutions that make people sit up and take notice.

It's a marathon, not a sprint. Every problem is a puzzle, and if you're willing to play the long game, to be the last one standing when everyone else has left the table, that’s when the magic happens. That's when you can turn things upside down and inside out, not just making a dent, but reshaping the whole landscape.

So, remember this: The next time you’re facing a head-scratcher, don't rush for the exit. Slow down, settle in, and get cozy with the complexity. Give yourself the space to be creative, to think outside the box. The power to create change, to really make a difference, comes from the willingness to stay the course, no matter how winding the road. Keep at it, and you'll be amazed at what you can achieve.


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