My friend, Lola, gave my family a container of wild rice that had been harvested by her late husband, Russell.
I tried to cook it -- but the results weren't very satisfactory.
I called Lola to ask her advice. She replied, "Wild rice -- boil thrice! For it to taste right, you need to bring it to a boil three times."
Aha! That's the way it is with problem solving too. Difficult decisions are like wild rice. Usually, the first boiling is not enough for a satisfactory solution. We need to go back and mull over it some more -- boil it a couple more times -- and then, we'll have something!