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Empath Health Blog, Jim Andrews

Suncoast Hospice Director of Spiritual Care Jim Andrews

Life can be complicated and difficult. Things go wrong. In our relationships, in our places of worship, in the workplace; in all of these places there are good people working hard and struggling with the reality that sometimes in spite of our best intentions everything doesn’t always work out right. It’s a human tendency when things go wrong to want to find out who is at fault. But a wise person once said, “Fix the problem, not the blame.”

Imagine what we could accomplish if we channelled all of that frustration and energy into working together on a solution! Assigning blame leaves us divided and impedes our ability to come to any resolution about the problem.

Focusing on our shared problem, on the other hand, unites us with a common purpose and keeps us solution focused. So, the next time something doesn’t go right and we feel ourselves getting ready to point that finger of blame, let’s pause and think –fix the problem, not the blame!

Have a great week, everyone!

Jim