Adults love straight-forward solutions. We love them so much that we would rather spend years and years finding “the one thing that changes our life” instead of changing ourselves. That’s why tools are so much more popular than processes because if only we had the right tools, everything else would fall into place.
When is the last time you heard someone say ‘I really used to struggle with my self-esteem. Then I bought one book and the problem was solved forever.’
Or ‘we really had the objective to cut costs at work. We did a one-day workshop and now we don’t have to worry about it anymore.’
Actually this Easter egg hunt is hardly ever successful. So instead of trying to guess where a non-existent Easter bunny has hidden the solutions to all your problems why not take a first step.
The greatest and most important problems in life are fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown.
-Carl Gustav Jung
To where? A first step to trying out what person you are when you let the stuff that is good about you guide you a bit more. A first step towards being more of an explorer and less of a formula 1 race driver. Kids by the way are great that way. Although they might believe in the Easter bunny they don’t behave as if it really exists (except on Easter). They take their own learning, fun and play in their own hands.