Change the situation not the cause

Stuff goes wrong....

....many of us try to drastically change the situation like fire someone, hiring someone new, buying new technology, move house, divorce, lecture people, go underground, give up, lean in, push back. 

...there are few of us that lean in, dig deep, grow in empathy, stand still, reflect, understand, build self-awareness, strategise, bring people closer, exercise patience, communicate generously. 

Which is the more sustainable path?