“We become more effective problem solvers when we work less on our problems and more on ourselves.” -HSW
Problem solving isn’t so much about defeating issues as it is about seeing through them. To do this we need to take the most advantageous perspective on the problem.
The easiest way to find this perspective is to try on as many perspectives as possible until I find one that works well for this situation. This requires two things:
- Having a big stable of different perspectives.
- Having the ability to switch perspectives without getting stuck in one.
We all have the potential to be great problem solvers, but it requires attention and practice to hone our skill. It takes work to become a better problem solver…
But it’s work we do on ourselves instead of on the problem!