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.
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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.
This is epic. Breaking down a problem into small solutions makes the most sense. Tackle each segment as its own piece of the big puzzle. I would love to attach this concept to my family estrangement issues, however, that would involve critical thinking on everyone’s part and sadly, many people never developed that ability. That’s where the breakdown is and what’s hardest to break past.
Erica (The Prepping Wife)
Such great tips! I always find that I struggle with the solution not being exactly what I imagined it should be. The answer is obvious, just getting to it didn’t go according to plan. I may be a control freak. Ok, I’m a total control freak. Your tips reminded me to stop and think a bit more before reacting and responding.
Patience is differently a virtue. Sometimes I think you forgot that from living in such a go, go environments and mindset. Finding a way to be more creative with problem is something I’m still learning.
Love the word exercise! It’s all about perspective.
Yup, solid tips here. I think it’s especially important (as you indicate in different words above) to make sure you’re solving the correct problem! – if you haven’t gotten to the root of what the REAL problem is, you’ll never be able to solve it!
Great advice. You’re right, there is often more than one solution available. We get so caught up in what we believe is the ‘right’ way that we blind ourselves to the other solutions that are available. You’re right, we need to be patient, open our minds to the possibilities and be willing to try something other than the first solution that came to mind. Great exercise for everyone to work through.
Patience is virtue! Good quality to tolerate something that takes a long time. Being a more creative with problems is something that took me many years to understand.
Great attitude! i strongly believe in that too, each problem should have a solution and you will find it soon enough
It’s so true that there’s a solution to every problem. You just have to find it! Great article and advice.
I agree that patience is very important when it comes to problem-solving. Not being patient and acting impulsively often makes everything so much worse! It’s interesting how many different approaches to problem solving are out there! These tips are all very helpful, thank you !
Definitely makes things easier to step away and reevaluate! Great tips 👌🏼
I like the word association exercise, it was very interesting to see what feelings and words I associate together. I also agree that every problem has a solution, but we can get way too caught up in looking at the problem and forget what the original goal was to begin with and there are so many different and creative ways to achieve it. Talking to helpful people really, really helps to untangle the loops of problem solving sometimes.
I like the word association exercise, this can be really helpful when you’re stuck on a problem. Patience is the most important. The other day, I listened to a podcast and the lady said that she worked on her blog for many years with little results. However, things took off after the 5-year mark and now she has a multiple 5-figure income from it. Sometimes the winner is just the person who perseveres the longest.
I love this, exactly the right mindset to tackle any problem!
Nicole Anderson | Camping for Women
Being able to step away from an issue and reflect on the problem is something that I find always helps me to come up with different and workable options to overcome and solve the issue. This approach, together with maintaining a positive mental attitude, really helps in this process. I have to believe that nothing is impossible to overcome.
Time for me really helps me to find the solution. I need to step back and think about it for a minute. If I react too quickly without thinking it tends to not be the best move. I like to gather my thoughts and let the issue sit with me for a little bit and marinate. Then I can logically start applying some thoughts to it.
These are good tips especially for when you are overwhelmed with tasks. It is important to have a plan!
Great tips to help when feeling overwhelmed and weighted down by stress and life problems.
This is great advice! I’ll have to try that word exercise.
What a fantastic exercise. Every problem does have a solution. You just have to look for it.
Awesome tips for working through any kind of problem or issue!
Aditi Wardhan Singh
This is an interesting technique. I would be very much interested i ntrying this out .I have been very stumped as far as creative process goes. Thanks for sharing this
I love your creative thinking exercise. I’ve done that when writing, but never applied it to problem solving. What a great idea!