Growing up as a kid I didn't watch too much TV.
I was more that kid who was outside playing all the time.
Of the few shows that I did watch, Star Trek the original series was one of them.
I also watched Batman but that story is for another day.
There were a handful of lessons that I learned from watching Star Trek.
One of my favorites was multidimensional problem-solving.
The first time I saw Spock playing multidimensional chess it changed my life.
As a young kid I thought of problems in terms of black-and-white and binary (ones and zeros).
Things to me were reduced and existed in the simplest terms - as in yes or no, stop or go, do this don't do that and the ever popular - good and evil.
Now that's all fine and dandy until you introduce multidimensional chess to a 12 year old.
The knowledge that one move right or wrong can have a cascading effect is a pretty important lesson.
Throw that concept down on a 12 year old and you're talking about a mind blowing experience.
Since that time as a kid I've worked on multidimensional problem-solving.
I've learned to exercise patience, introspection and let's not forget logic.
Problems aren't always what they seem.
Sometimes the answer is very simple if you take a step back and look at the big picture.
Making a decision for the sake of making a decision is not always the best choice.
Growth comes from a series of choices that are aligned with a master plan or vision.
See things for what they are.
It's the first step towards positive change.
Live long and prosper.