Every Problem Has A Solution. Hello everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will be sharing some tips about ways to solve a problem by being creative with your mindset. I am sure we have all been in a place where we get ourselves into trouble we have no idea how to solve.
Every Problem Has A Solution
More than One Way to Skin a Cat: Adventures in Creative Thinking
How often have you caught yourself saying that there could be no other solution to a problem – and that that problem leads to a dead-end? How many times have you felt stumped knowing that the problem lying before you is one you cannot solve.
No leads. No options. No solutions.
Did it feel like you had exhausted all possible options yet are still before the mountain – large, unconquerable, and impregnable? When encountering such enormous problems, you may feel like you’re hammering against a steel mountain. The pressure of having to solve such a problem may be overwhelming.
But Rejoice! There Might Be some hope yet!
With some creative problem-solving techniques, you may be able to look at your problem in a different light. And that light might be the end of the tunnel that leads to possible solutions.
In The Light Of Creative Problem-Solving
First, in the light of creative problem-solving, you must be open-minded that there may be more than just one solution to the problem. And, it would help if you were open to the fact that there may be solutions to problems you thought were unsolvable.
With this optimistic mindset, we can try to be a little more creative in solving our problems.
Maybe the reason we cannot solve our problems is that we have not taken a hard look at what the problem is.
Here, understanding the problem and concretely understanding its workings is integral to solving it. If you know the problem, you have gives a foundation for solving the problem.
Not trying to make a simple statement of what the problem is.
Try to identify the participating entities and their relationships with one another. Take note of the things you stand to gain any stand to lose from the current problem. Now you have a simple statement of what the problem is.
Try To Take Note Of All Of The Constraints And Assumptions You Have
Sometimes it is these assumptions that obstruct our view of possible solutions. You have to identify which assumptions are valid in which assumptions need to be addressed.
Try To Solve The Problem in Parts
Involve it by going from a general view toward the more detailed characteristics of the problem.
This is called the top-down approach.
Please write down the question and then come up with a one-sentence solution to that from them. The solution answers a general statement of what will solve the problem. You can develop the solution further and increase its complexity little by little.
Although it helps to have critical thinking aboard as you solve a problem, you must keep a creative, analytical voice at the back of your head.
When someone comes up with a prospective solution, try to think about how you could make that solution work. Try to be creative. At the same time, look for chinks in the armour of that solution.
It pays to remember that there may be more than just one solution being developed at one time
Try to keep track of all the solutions and their developments. Remember, there may be more than just one solution to the problem.
Remember that adage,” two heads are better than one.” That one is truer than it sounds. Always be open to new ideas.
You can only benefit from listening to all the ideas each person has. This is especially true when the person you’re talking to has had experience solving similar problems.
You don’t have to be a gung-ho, solo hero to solve the problem. It would be much better if you could organize collective thoughts on the subject.
As long as you persevere, there is always a chance that a solution will present itself. Remember that no one could create an invention the first time around.
Creative thinking exercises can also help you in your quest to be a more creative problem solver.
Here is one example
Take a piece of paper and write any word that comes to mind at the centre. Now, look at that word, then write the first two words that come to your mind. This can go on until you can build a tree of related words. This helps you build analogical skills, and fortify your creative processes.
So, think again the next time you see a problem you think you can not solve. The solution might just be staring you right in the face. All it takes is a little creative thinking, some planning, and a lot of work.
I hope you enjoyed that.