When you solve on The Blissfully Ignorant Path you’re used to solving on the fly and you’re good at figuring out solutions as you go. Every single one of us spends at least some time solving on the Blissfully Ignorant Path, because at some point we all get thrown curve balls. Regardless of the hurdle, hiccup or stumbling block, when you’re solving on the Blissfully Ignorant Path you practice persistence, you’re endlessly flexible, and tirelessly optimistic. All in the service of figuring out an answer, no matter how minimal your ingoing understanding of the situation, or how high the hurdle. You may always need to make a plan, but you also need to have a Plan B.
At its core, the Blissfully Ignorant Path is about Figuring it Out.
When you’re solving on The Generous Path, you’re solving pretty selflessly. You can say “It’s not about me” because it really isn’t. You’re listening, teaching, trusting and sharing, and working towards the greater good before what’s good for you. Solving on the Generous Path is characterized by giving of yourself to help find a solution that’s most likely better than what you could create on your own. Confidence = generosity.
At it’s core, the Generous Path is about Giving.
The Pragmatic Path acknowledges that in every problem solver, there’s a realist with the need for a plan, even though that plan may change and you’ll need to adapt. When you’re solving on the Pragmatic Path you crave focus to stay on track; you love data to help create educated answers. Data not just being numbers and figures, but any information you can collect to help you see patterns, find a recognizable thread, and make smarter and more informed decisions. Above all else, it comes down to having a process, however you interpret it.
At it’s core, the Pragmatic Path is about (adaptive) Planning.
When you solve on the Spiritual Path you’re open to possibility and receptive to solutions being sent to you. You’re willing to pause and step back rather than plunge forward into a problem. You understand there are factors at play beyond your control, you’re good with what may come, and you believe in your ability to solve it. You believe in the importance of physical preparation. And you need to have fun when you solve!
At it’s core, The Spiritual Path is about Believing.
When you’re on The Naked Path, you don’t mind exposing yourself; asking dumb questions, welcoming mistakes, and admitting you don’t know everything, which ultimately helps you solve brilliantly. You don’t see failure as a deterrent or a roadblock. You see it as one more part of the process; a valuable, sometimes essential step that will help you get to the best answer. Of course, you call it prototyping, and it helps you get to the end, where everything finally works. Solvers on the Naked Path don’t accept anything at face value until they can be sure about it. They ask many questions, smart or not.
At it’s core, the Naked Path is about Asking.