You Can Do What You Can Do | Career Angles

When my mom was alive, she an outbreak of shingles was extremely painful and required hospitalization. Like all cases of shingles, it is burned out by the stress that she was experiencing related to my brother and his divorce.

When I visited her in the hospital and she was starting to lament, I told her, “You can do what you can do. You can’t do what you can do.”

I know it sounds like something Yogi Berra would say but think about it is something to remember when you step into uncertain situations.

Sometimes, there is no easy solution and whatever you’ll do seems like it will be wrong or cause more problems.

Forcing the issue may or may not be a viable solution.

If checked and double checked and, at the same time, sort outside advice and counsel.

All you can do is what you can do.

Nothing more.

Yes, you can check one more time with others for a different idea.

A friend of mine from college once said something that we left at.

“We’ve got a problem and there is no solution but we’ve got a solve it.”

That doesn’t contradict my message here. It complements it.


Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2020



Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1800 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.Career Angles | Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

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