Hard work does pay off; however, a lot of our hard work can be eliminated or reduced if we look to solve problems. When we take the time to solve a small problem in our area, it makes our lives better. I remember this cord that stretched to the desk many people used. If we moved anything near the cord, it would come unplugged. We all learned to work around it and “avoided” this problem. Eventually, someone replaced the short extension cord with a longer one and rerouted the cord. This was no longer a problem. Something so simple and yet no one else thought of how to solve the issue, instead we were simply looking for new ways to live with the problem. Solve problems, don’t nurture them.