Problem solving skills are among the most demanded skills when one appears for interviews for jobs. You certainly understand that if you have these skills, you can beat of a large section of competition.
In our personal life, we come accross a lot of problems on daily basis. Sometimes it feels that the problems aren’t going to end till your last breath. That feels most of us with worry and agony. We spend a large amount of our time and energy in getting our those problems. Gladly, there are methods to solve these petty issues. Lets take a look at 2 step problem solving guide recommend by Dale Carnegie in his book “stop worrying and start living”.
1. Ask yourself- “what are you worried about ?”
You may find this step quite funny. Especially because, you were worried about the problem. However, try to write down this problem in the form of a statement. Try something like this ‘I am worried that I will not be able to create my Android app on time.’
Now, you might have different worries troubling you at the same time. Author suggests, you can write all of them on paper in the form of statements.
When you will be through with this step you will find out that they are not so frenetic now. You will start thinking about the problem as it is.
2. Ask yourself – “What can be done about it?”
Write down all the solutions that come to your mind. For example in my case-
A) I can put extra efforts everyday for one week and that can complete my project on time.
B) I can ask my colleague to collaborate
C) I can take help from online app buildings sites.
D) I can ask for one week extension.
When you make a list, you start finding that you can solve it. Your mindset shifts from thinking about problems to problem solving. Believe me, mindset is the key to problem solving.
Do let me known your thoughts on it.