I trudged out to pick up sticks and branches that had fallen into our yard during a thunderstorm. I worked my way from one side, breaking them into smaller sticks to fit in the yard waste bag. I was confident I picked up everything, until I turned around to head back to the house. That’s when I saw that I had missed many sticks! How did that happen?
I walked back to the house and looked out to find no sticks in sight. I returned to the far edge of the yard and counted 28 sticks, as I picked them up. Out of curiosity I went to look at the third side of the yard, and found three more sticks. This reminded me of a very important lesson:
Solutions which appear satisfactory from one angle will be woefully short from another viewpoint. So, how do you get different perspectives on a problem?