Figure It Out is the principle at work when most of our time is spent working on new problems.
When a problem hasn’t been solved before, when no one has the answer, when knowledge and experience and relationships must be relied on, when learning is occurring while working is happening too—it’s Figure It Out at play.
Figure It Out is as applicable to determining strategy as it is to leading a project as it is to performing a task for the first time. It applies to metawork, too. And it especially applies to self-work: the growth and development we all say we’re after.