Stop cribbing;solve problem

By Manoj Prasad - Sun Sep 13, 4:11 pm

too-often-we-give-children-answers-to-remember-rather-than-problems-to-solveBy Manoj Prasad

This I think is the prime need of the hour.Reason?

In this global system when we are living in India where there is no dearth of problem,every conscientious person appears to be busy raising the problem and expressing hopelessly about the future.

This is mainly due to the massacre of talents,meritorious and honest individuals at a time when the rule of idiots and mediocre individuals prevails generating their own system and thereby causing one after another problem.Right?

Which is why perhaps I strongly think problem solving is useful.

So because when things are going wrong, it can have a really negative impact on how we feel – depressed, down trodden or frustrated.

However, problem solving can help any capable individual  counter these sorts of crappy feelings. That’s because when one  is willing and able to solve a problem he/she looks at things from a completely different perspective –focused on what can be done.

True,not every problem is cent percent solve-able, and sometimes there’s very little an individual can do. But even with more challenging problems, making an attempt at solving them can have a positive impact on his/her  happiness.

At the very least, a human being can always feel satisfied that he/she has done what can be done. No matter his/her  level of success, problem solving helps him/her feel in control and remain happy.

How to problem solve?

While some problems are easily sorted out, others aren’t so straight forward, but learning problem solving steps can help increase chances of reaching a successful outcome.

  • Step 1. Define the problem. Think through and work out the details of the problem. Be specific, as often you find that a whole lot of problems get tied together. Try and separate them out so you can work on them separately.
  • Step 2. Work out goals for each problem. Set goals that focus on things you can do to resolve the problem, rather than what you would like to happen.
  • Step 3. Brainstorm lots of possible solutions. Be creative and come up with as many solutions as you can think of. Some ideas may be way out there, but don’t worry about evaluating them yet.
  • Step 4: Rule out any obvious poor options. Evaluate your list of ideas and rule out the ones that are unrealistic or unhelpful.
  • Step 5. Examine the consequences of different options. Go through the options you have left and write a pro/con list for each.
  • Step 6. Identify  best options. Now it’s time to make a decision. Look at the list of options, and pick out the solutions that seem most practical and are most likely to be helpful. There may only be one stand out option, or there may be several solutions that you can implement
  • Step 7. Put solutions into practice. Try out for solution.
  • Step 8. How did it go? The last step is to review how things went. So you tried it out, what happened? If you had more than one solution and the first didn’t work, move on to some other steps.


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