We need to break the vicious cycles, it is too easy to propagate a system where we sink further into the mire even though we are trying hard to fix the problems. Too often we jump to conclusions based upon our own mindsets. This can lead to fast failure. Look for ways to break the cycle and establish a virtuous cycle.
Add to the old steps with an extra one; plan, do, check, act AND learn! That way it is easier next time you have the same problem you need to address, indeed you may not have a problem at all!!
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