It is said, ‘Solutions exist before the problems start.
We just need to know how to find them.’
Finding a way out, is like a little water stream going around an obstruction, without second thought. And when there is no room around it, the water will make its way over the obstacle after its level rises. And if the level is too high, the accumulated water will have gathered weight enough to seep underground and get under the problem! Scientifically this is termed as fluid mechanics.
Problem solving can be approached like this:
Assess the problem. How big is the problem? What are the aspects involved and how many aspects must be looked into while finding a solution? You don’t want a temporary solution with recurring issues, like having to put out a fire right next to the one you just doused.
Work on the problem in parts. Working on a problem in parts enables isolating the critical issues. Usually, if one critical issue is taken care of, smaller and related issues get sorted out automatically.
Get to the root of the problem. Isolating critical aspects helps get to the root cause of the issue. Why did the problem crop up in the first place? A lasting solution is found when addressing the root cause.
Note: Identifying the problem is important; a solution may not crop up immediately so don’t compromise on that good night’s rest!