Combine opposites to solve one problem

To achieve a particular goal, it is always necessary to solve certain tasks that will invariably be present. When we talk about a goal, the definition of a task does not look like the question “Is there a task or not”, but “How many tasks are there.” This rule is fundamental and does not require proof, like an axiom in mathematics. The concept of goal should always be combined with the concept of a task: tasks → goal. I will give some examples for the visual application of this rule.

To listen to music, you need a playback tool. In order to skate, you need good roads. To walk around the city at night, you need safety on the streets.

All cases of the final goal are subjective, that is, they belong to a specific subject: a person, a spontaneous group of people, or an organizational group. They can be massive, but not all people or groups of people want to do the same. The tasks to achieve these goals (listening to music, rollerblading, taking a walk on the street) are much more extensive and may be relevant not only for the above categories.

That is why a union of a rock-style music lover and a hip-hop style music lover is possible: together they can develop, or simply discuss, which headphones are the best today; roller skaters will find a common language with ordinary pedestrians, solving the issue of high-quality and clean asphalt in the city, and lovers of night walks will speak the same language with those who, according to their schedule, return late from work to make the city safe. This principle of uniting people is not uncommon, but often it arises spontaneously and thoughtlessly. If you take this question under control, you can see why the company’s mission is needed, how to bring together classy professionals, whose ideological prejudices would never bring them together under other circumstances, and answer many other questions.

Why did I come to this conclusion? Perhaps, based on the fact that we are all selfish and always pursue the initial satisfaction of our needs. But not everything in the modern world is as simple as a chain of desire → goal. According to the formula above, there should be an element of the “task”: desire → task → goal .

And the most difficult thing to satisfy a desire is to make the solution of tasks as flexible and universal as possible for the maximum possible number of subjects. Yes, I like roller skating. But I understand that this desire is present in not the largest number of urban residents. However, in order to improve the condition of the roads, I need to campaign not only and not so much for roller skate lovers as ordinary citizens with the slogan “Give high-quality asphalt to the city”. That is, in its chaindesire → tasks → the goal my desire is roller-skating, my task (one of) is to update the coverage of city streets, and my final goal will be new and high-quality asphalt.

One cannot but agree with the opinion that arises when reading this sentence that it is all quite cumbersome (to unite those who have different tastes and needs), but only in this case it is possible to satisfy the needs of the maximum possible number of subjects.

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