Attack the problem, not the symptom

Posted Apr 25, 2017 by Mathieu Chiasson

Things go wrong all the time. We see it around us, at work, at home, everywhere. Life would be boring without problems. Fixing them is fun and rewarding but...

Not when they keep coming back or you can't seem to find the right solution.

Too often then nov the problem we're trying to fix is just a symptom of the real problem. Solving symptoms won't solve your problem.

To put it simply...

If you're allergic to cats and you live with a cat. You can take as many pills as you want, it may help temporarily, but your allergies are always going to come back as long as the cat is there. The cat is the problem, not the itching or sneezing. The later two are just symptoms.

So when you look at problems around you, make sure you seek the problem and don't try to fix only the symptoms.

Attack the problem.