How Do You Fix Your Eggs? Or Do You?

Problems Have Built-in Possibilities--What Are Yours?



If you want to transform problems into changes, you need to take effective action. Nothing changes without change, or as it’s often put, “you can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs.” Put another way, to change something means to make changes. If you see the changes as solutions, you don’t focus on the loss.

Imagine your problem is an egg. Think of the possibilities built into it: Will you make something fancy, like a soufflé? Or meringues? Crepes or a Spanish tortilla? Or just a hard or soft-boiled egg? If you are feeling lazy, break a raw egg into a glass, add Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, vinegar, salt, and pepper, and you have a prairie oyster.  

The unbroken egg is just an egg, and it can be served hard or soft-boiled. But the broken egg has endless possibilities. It can be made into omelets, crepes, tortillas, sauces, soups, and drinks.

If you are trapped in a dead end job, you could focus on trying to make the job more likable, but it’s still a dead end job (soft or hard boiled eggs). If you focus on making a big career change, you enjoy many more opportunities (omelets, crepes, etc.)

I know when I make small changes, I feel a little bit better. When I make bigger ones, I may feel overwhelmed at first. But then as what I am doing works, I feel a a lot better and inspired to keep working at it. The harder and more difficult it is to do what I decided on doing, the more uncomfortable it makes me at the outset or when in the midst of it, the greater the sense of accomplishment when I get where I wanted to go. It may seem like a small accomplishment to others, but the way I measure it is how hard it was for me to do, how much resistance and “stuckness” I had to overcome.

So what are your eggs? What do you want to make with them? Will you be content with small changes, ones you can do with ease, or do you want bigger results?

I’d love to hear from you about how you fix your eggs. Are you content with quick fixes, or small changes, or do you like to work towards bigger results? Contact me at I will hold your information in strict confidence. Or post here and tell all my readers.