The following 16 guide-lines will serve you
well as you strive to solve a personal problem:
that are written down are more likely to get solved.
statements should list the desired end, not the means . If
the end is not known, the problem is not ready to be solved.
exciting problems to solve. You will be motivated to solve
them and joy the action of making them work.
well defined problem is half solved if you know the underlying
flip side of the problem is the solution – remove the
of hidden assumptions that might not be true or that limit your
solution options. "Often, it is the unrecognized
assumption that prevents a good solution." (reference
article located at this website http://www.virtualsalt.com/crebook4.htm).
cause of all personal problems is a deficiency of either
way you view the problem is most often the problem.Change your view of the problem and the problem difficulty
may change for
is more than one way to remove a deficiency.Pick the easiest way.
solutions are easier to implement than others.The simplest solution is usually the best solution.
Don't make impossible tasks a condition of any solution.
proven, existing solutions to solve a problem by adapting them to
the opportunity in the solution you found for solving your
problem.Others might be able to use it to solve their
problem and pay you for the privilege.
your head (even if those around you lose theirs), remain calm
under fire, and think for a change.
change as it is the only way to solve a problem. You must
change the things that are causing it (the root causes or
the rules restricting a good solution when there are good reasons
for doing so. Always ask if there is a rule that if broken would
enable you to solve the problem?
all solutions, even the bad ones. Bad solutions can be
stepping stones to good solutions.
be afraid to make mistakes. Mistakes and false starts are
almost a precondition for success. The only source of knowledge is
experience, and the only source of experience is mistakes.
One must be prepared to fail their way to success.