Sara El Kareh
Since the day of facing our first problem, we learn that it is such a difficult thing to find a solution for it. We begin to think of problems as our worst nightmares and the end of the world. However, it is not like that at all. If we use a bit of cleverness, solving problems will become as a way to improve our creativity skills. Below are some ways to learn how to think wisely and become the best problem solver:
- Re-defining the problem: Most of the times, it is best to start solving the problem by starting at the problem itself. When you re-define the problem, describe it again and look closely to it, you will realize that you’ve missed some points that took you thinking in the wrong way. In case of a disagreement with another person, this method will help you discover the details and understand the way the other person is thinking.
- Changing the issue’s perspective: When you are able to see the problem from another perspective, you will notice some points and details that you weren’t aware of before.
- Brainstorming session: Sometimes, when we are sunk into a problem, we get really busy discussing the minor points rather than looking at the bigger picture. In this case, we should go for a brainstorming session, where we list all the possible solutions or ways for solving the problem, and get to eliminate what is not feasible. Stay focused on the purpose.
- Pausing the thinking: Sometimes, the best way to overcome a problem is to sleep on it. Forget about it, don’t think of it and throw the work for your unconscious mind. We cannot think about everything in the same time. So let’s leave it to our unconscious mind that is capable of considering much information and analyzing them correctly. You will suddenly figure out a solution later, without even making any effort. And when you think it is impossible to “sleep on” a professional issue, just postpone it to the next day, so you can give yourself additional time.