An In-Depth Look at Problem Solving

January 29, 2024

An In-Depth Look at Problem Solving

By Moira Du

When you’re faced with problems, the most resilient of people usually find ways to go about the problem and create workable solutions. The bad thing is, most people lack this skill. The good thing is, this is a skill you can work on and improve on.

Before we even begin, let’s start by defining the skill that is “problem solving”. What does it mean to be able to solve problems? What does the skill even entail? Problem solving is the ability to, as the name suggests, solve problems; but, this is its most basic definition. Problem solving is also the ability to work with the things you’re given and create something out of what most people would deem an impossible situation.

With that being said, let’s take a look at how you can improve your problem solve in your day to day life?

How can you improve your problem solving in your day to day life?

There are many ways you can improve your problem solving. Just because you can’t solve problems as well as you’d like doesn’t mean you can’t improve on it.

1. Maintain a positive mindset.

Where most people fail is the ability to keep a positive mindset which is important because a positive mindset will help you stay resilient. You won’t want to give up if you think the situation isn’t hopeless. With that being said, journaling, talking to others about the problem and asking for advice will help you maintain a positive mindset.

2. Identify and understand the problem.

The first thing you have to do is identify the problem. Properly defining the problem will help you find the underlying root causes which in turn, will help you find an efficient solution.

3. Work with what you have and make the most of it.

You’ll need to be resourceful when solving problems and make the most of what you have. Sometimes, the solution is just lying there and other times, you need to do a little bit of manipulating in order to find it. Remember, if it does get too difficult, asking for help is always an option.

The Takeaway

Now that you better grasp the concept of problem solving, you can improve on this skill and make the most of the situations you may find yourself in.