Quick fixes and systemic changes

The single biggest challenge when you’re attempting to drive change is to ignore the allure of the quick fix and instead go upstream to make the systemic change.

The quick fix is easy and feels good in the moment. Going for systemic change, on the other hand, sucks in the short term. Things inevitably take longer and we have to deal with being misunderstood while that happens.

However, easy come, easy go.

It’s the high leverage moves that survive the test of time.