Find Alternatives

By Pravin Sabnis
09 December 2013 16:52 IST

‘For every ailment under the sun,

there is a remedy or there is none.
If there is one, find it…

 If there is none, never mind it!’

The above limerick reflected my attitudes and approaches in life as a teenager. It was sure-fire way to escape stress by just running away from the problem, if it could not be solved. This also indicated contentment with a singular solution to any problem. It would often mean getting stuck to mediocre static solutions.

However, years later, it is obvious that single answers often mask the appropriate alternatives. In the quest to come up with the solution, we do not get to the root of the problem. The first resolution ends up being the final one. Effectiveness is sacrificed at the altar of speed. With this new realisation, the last line of the verse of influence was unlearnt and revised as follows:

‘For every ailment under the sun,

there is a remedy or there is none.
If there is one, never mind it; 

if there is none, go ahead and find it

Truly innovative people are ones who search for better alternatives, never mind even if they already have a working answer to a problem! They refuse to be complacent and they constantly seek to be better at what they do.

Let’s BE BETTER at escaping complacency...

By finding alternatives that fuel efficiency!

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lord, give me the courage to change the things i can, the serenity to accept the things which i cannot and the wisdom to know the difference;

- krishnamurthy, vasco | 14 th December 2013 13:33


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