Saturday, 1 September 2012

How To Solve Tough Problems By Using Creative Thinking

At some point in our life we'll be faced with problems that seem like there are no solutions to and we may conclude that we've reached a dead end. Many times people feel stumped when faced with a problem they believe cannot be solved. When encountered by such problems you may feel like the pressure is overwhelming and there is no way out. However, most times we feel like we've exhausted all possible options when dealing with a complex problem is because we haven't applied enough creative thinking to successfully have it solved.

By applying some creative problem-solving techniques you may be able to look at your problem in a different light and eventually get an insight of possible solutions. Here are a few tips to help you creatively solve the next seemingly rigid problem that comes your way.

Be Open-Minded

The first thing you need to do is be open-minded to the fact that all problems must have a solution in some way. Just because you do not have a possible solution in reach at the moment doesn't mean none exist.

Give Yourself Time To Think 

Thinking hard will give you a deeper understanding of the problem and as a result allow you to come up with more reasonable solution ideas.

Now, with this optimistic mindset, we can try to be a little bit more creative in solving our problems.

Don't Give In To Wild Assumptions 

Many people will quickly come to the conclusion that a problem is unsolvable because they give in to mere assumptions. Avoid believing anything but facts. And even when the facts are known always keep an optimistic mindset.

Try Taking A Step By Step Approach Towards Solving The Problem

Trying to come up with one broad solution for a problem may not always work. It's a great strategy to try different resolutions in steps. When you do this you'll reduce the complexity of the problem and realize that you may have more flexibility in gaining a solution.

Seek Help 

Don't hesitate to seek help when you realize the problem is beyond your ability to solve it. Two heads are more powerful than one. And if it's more than two heads then it's just more power to help you conquer the problem. 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 persons you're taking advice from has had experience solving problems similar to yours.

Be Patient 

It's very important to exercise patience throughout the entire process of working on the problem. As long as you persevere, there is always a chance that the right solution will present itself. Instead of giving up whenever you fail at an effort perceive it as an opportunity to learn and develop your problem solving skills.

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