What’s The Problem?

Our biggest issues aren’t typically the problems we might face, it’s the fact that we rarely pause to know with great certainly what problem(s) we are trying to solve. To accurately define and analyze the problem is the only way to truly solve it.

It’s not often that we wake up in the morning with an enthusiasm to define our problems. We instead wake up pressing more ill-applied logic and more alternative ways to avoid the problems themselves.

Invest the time necessary to accurately understand the cause and effect of the conditions so that you might truly solve the problem. Study to determine the inputs, outputs, activities and conditions that generate the issues to be dealt with. Determine what it is that you will need to learn and apply to resolve the problem, given all limitations that you may have. This may take some time, but it would be time well spent.

Avoid the wasteful and misguided intentions to rearrange or to escape the problems. This will take you nowhere but through another cycle of frustration. Instead, become more masterful in each learning experience to first determine precisely what the problem is before you would begin to solve it.

“A problem well stated is a problem half-solved.” — Charles Kettering —


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