Sometimes the solution that we want and need is not available. Consequently, we need to find an alternative that, while it isn’t perfect, addresses the problem we’re facing.
There is a great example of this near my house. A long time ago a small tree was planted. As songwriter Paul Kelly says “From Little Things, Big Things Grow”. That is what happened to this tree, and started to compete with the power lines.
Consequently, the foliage of the tree needed to be ‘carved’ around the powerlines. This meant that looking side on, one-third of the tree was now missing. It wasn’t a great solution but at least it was better than the alternative. Namely, cutting the whole tree down.
Sometimes it’s a choice between a compromised solution or no solution at all.
So I'm wondering if there is a time when you’ve needed to make a compromise choice. I'd love to hear about your experience.