When you face a problem, how do you usually respond?
A lot of people out there are finding themselves faced with too many problems. Whenever they face a problem, they seem to be proud to say “The problem is …” and they just stop there without a solution. In the end, they wonder why their lives are not smooth.
From my own experience, there is an easy way out for this. Whenever you are facing any problem, simply say out the solutions. This will just make your life smoother and easier. Be very resistance at voicing out your problems, and be very generous at voicing out your solutions instead. So, start saying “The answer is …” every moment. There are several reasons why we should do this:
- When discussing with another person, it puts immediate focus on solutions. That’s because when you voice out the problem, it may just build up the focus on problems instead. On the other hand, if you really don’t have a solution from your mouth, you have to word it in such a way that it puts on the other person’s thinking cap on solving too. For example, you may want to say “How can we solve this problem of …?”.
- It puts on our thinking cap of how the problem can be solved. It can also be quite frustrating to listen to a person who keeps muttering problems after problems. It can also lead to negative thoughts to oneself and the surrounding. So, do yourself a favour by saying solutions out when you think of any problem.
From the personal perspective, it makes your life even more fulfilling because you will be working on progression instead of being tied down by problems.
From the business perspective, I would believe that any business directors out there will be very happy to see their employees being solution-oriented. Of course when they are overseeing the business, they will be on the lookout for problems because if a business has no problem, there might be a bigger problem hidden! While they are looking out for problems faced in business, they are also looking at their employees’ abilities to solve them as well.
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