Friday, November 9, 2012

Treat the Symptom or Find the Cure

Today’s NaBloPoMo Question is ‘If you could change one thing about your life right now, what would it be?

This question is tough—because if I only had one choice of what to change about my life right now, I would have to dig deep to find those answers.  For instance, would I choose to change something that was within my power to change but just didn’t have the resources, discipline, or knowledge to do so or would I change something more fundamental that is actually the catalyst for causing me to want the change to begin with?  For me it is a hard call—because there is a lot I would like to change –but would the problem creep up again in the future?  Would it be better to change the reason I need the change in the first place?

For Example:

I would like a new vehicle—do I say that is what I want to change about my life right now?  Or do I say I want to change my job situation to be able to afford the new vehicle and any new vehicle I would need in the future?

I would like to make more money—do I say that is what I want to change about my life right now?  Or do I say that I want the qualifications, experience, and persuasive powers to be able to attain a position of my choice that results in this?

I would like to finish a book I started five years ago—do I say that is what I want to change about my life right now?  Or do I say that I want the discipline, time, and passion to be able to make it happen?

Do I want to change the symptom or do I want change that brings about the cure?? 

I’m definitely going for the cure.

See how my mind works?  Too many questions for such a simple question. It would drive you insane to be inside my head, trust me!!

How about you—what is one thing you would like to change about your life right now?

What kind of change would you want?

Cheers,

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16 comments:

Ingrid Adriaansen said...

Great blog. You'r mind works like mine - too many questions. Time to do my NaBloPoMo...

Jenn said...

Looking forward to reading it!!

Corinne Rodrigues said...

What great questions, Jenn. I'm going to be thinking about these when I write my post.

Kathy Combs said...

You have a very analytical mind. Wanting the cure of fix is a good way to go!! Brilliantly reasoned out.


Kathy
http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

Robin said...

You think like I do......
I'm honestly not sure what I would change about my life right now. Part of me wants to say that I wish my ex-husband (and my boys father) would move to Alaska, but I know that even though my new husband is better to them than their own dad, they need to learn that for themselves.....sigh.

Jo Heroux said...

I liked seeing your mind in action! LOL I would always go for changing the symptoms. why? Because then I could live through that change and possibly on the other side of that, the cure could be different and better. Just me, the control freak, I wanna make it happen rather than see it happen.

Jenn said...

Looking forward to reading Corinne!!

Jenn said...

Thank you Kathy-- yes very logical, analytical...a bit nuts.. But you love me anyway right?

Jenn said...

Oh that is a tough one. Alaska is far away...could be a good thing--but you're right they probably need to learn it for themselves. Thanks for commenting!

Jenn said...

thanks for stopping by Jo!! :) Yeah--I'm always wanting to get to the root of the problem and fix that-- you know because in my situation--if I do a "bandaid" fix I really never solve the underlying issue that caused it in the first place. Just how I roll. Glad you liked the mind tour!!

Cheers, Jenn

RaisingSupermom said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, glad you came back to give me your link :) This sounds exactly how I would think that through...although my first reaction would probably be "win the lottery" -- with that I could change nearly everything else. ;)

Katherine Murray said...

"Do I want to change the symptom or do I want change that brings about the cure?? I’m definitely going for the cure."


You are amazingly wise.... FANTASTIC post, Wonderful words!

JourneyofLife said...

I for one who believe that whatever action we took, the outcome is what we have today. So, if I could change one thing, what would that be?
Seriously I dunno. Just because I can't predict whether I would like the *new* outcome or not.

Jenn said...

Yes, the lottery would certainly help, but I don't play it--so I can't win it. LOL

Jenn said...

Thank you Katherine!

Jenn said...

It is a tough one-- but you know-- you have to imagine once in awhile what you would do. I know by nature I'd always want to solve the problem in its lowest or most basic terms-not just bandaid the problem.

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