In this clip from Patch Adams, Arthur teaches Patch the secret to looking beyond the problem to see the solutions and possibilities by changing the way that he counted the fingers that he was holding up.

Being in touch with the problem is important. People need to be able to relate to the problem. But, unless you can see the solution or possibilities, you can’t leave people better than you found them. Arthur shared three important lessons in this clip:

1. See what no one else sees.
2. See what everyone else chooses not to see out of fear, conformity or laziness.
3. See the whole world anew each day.
Isn’t that the essence of ingenuity? “Ingenuity, plus courage, plus work, equals miracles.” ~ Bob Richards.

I love this math equation, don’t you? So, first you need to see the world differently, which in the ingenuity part, then you have to have the courage to share your ideas and solutions. If you know in your heart that your solutions can help people, then holding them in is actually the same as hurting people.
If you believe that you will leave people better than you found them, then you need to work hard to help people with those creative solutions. Keep at it every day.

Miracles! Having had the privilege of witnessing miracles as a result of my services to others, I will tell you that it is worth the work, the risk and the obstacles. See what no one else sees, step out in courage, work hard and reap miracles!

Author's Bio: 

Patty Sadallah has 29 years experience as an organization development consultant and executive coach. She is a Dream Partner Catalyst and coaches and consults entrepreneurs, small business owners, nonprofits and faith-based organizations toward by moving them toward their dream visions. Find out more about her coaching and consulting at

She is also the Chapter President for the Northeast Ohio Christian Roundtables, a chapter of Truth at Work. It is a monthly advisory board roundtable of Christian leaders, equipping members to share their faith at work, grow their businesses and strengthen their walk with God. Learn more at