Know why something works

If you don't know why it's working when it's working, you probably won't know how to fix it when it's broke.

This applies to so much in life but especially to relationships and organizations. So often we only evaluate ourselves when things come to a screeching halt. We start praying more, we start asking tough questions, and we start trying to figure out the gears. Problem is that we really don't have a clue what success looks like to be able to fix the problem. 
-What are the organizational systems that are causing your team to work better? 
-Does a once a week date with your husband keep the doctor away? 
-Your best friend needs a hang time around a fire once a month to really feel connected?

It is always better to first learn and understand what makes a thing tick so that when it breaks, you can know exactly how to fix it.