“I don’t have any particular recipe for solve problems. It is like being lost in a jungle and trying to use all the knowledge that you can gather to come up with some new tricks, and with some luck, you might find a way out” Maryam Mirzakhani (1977-2017)
As mathematicians know, problem solving is a personal creative mindset to develop. To be good problem solver we have to learn to transform challenges into opportunities for growing, for finding innovative solutions or for fixing adverse situations.
There are “strategies” like “sleeping on it” or doing small breaks, but they can’t help so much because they are not intentionally focused on a effective solution but they are just placebo to calm down ourselves in the present moment and to postpone the work on finding a real way out and an effective solution in the future, whether we are talking about our daily life scenario or, metaphorically, as a social behavior in front of relevant social issues.
There are several methods you can use to improve your problem solving skills and in this post I am offering you four effective ways to fevelop and to improve them.
Whether you need this ability to solve difficult daily life situations or for the eventuality that you are searching for a job or currently working, improving your problem solving skills and associated abilities will help make you a more resolutive person and/or a strong candidate or employee.
Let Go Negative Beliefs about Yourself
First of all, let go Negative Beliefs about Yourself: Problem Solving is a Skill that can be Developed. In every moment you can Decide to become a Resourceful Person ables to Solve every Problematic Situation in your Life and in your Work.
Practice Mindfulness Meditation
Meditative Practice helps you to find the Mental Calm to Identify the Connections between your Thinking, Feeling and Behaving, for Developing more Concentration and for Switching your Attention from the Problem to the Solution. Practicing just 10 Minutes of Mindfulness Meditation a day can help you to Focus, specifically if you are a naturally anxious person who finds it hard to stop turning the same thoughts over and over without finding any Effective Way Out/Solution.
Find Solutions based on your Values, Beliefs, Habits and what already Works for you. Using your Positive Mind and Mindset you can Find more Helpful Resources in your Reality.
In Fact, as magnets, we attract People, Events, Circumstances and Things in our Life. It is not necessary to understand Quantum Physics to apply this Concept in your Life, it is just necessary to Focus on the Certainty that you are going to find the Best Solution to a determined Problem and your Mind, Feelings and Behavior will Follow becoming more Efficient to individuate the Solution already Available in your Life (according to a Quantum Physic Law commonly knows as Law of Attraction).
Flexibility is a Skill which is needed in Problem Solving in every Area of our Life. Flexibility have a strong connection with the ability of Solving Problems. Creative Thinking can be improved Enhancing a Flexible Mindset as in a virtuous circle becoming two determinant Factors for Improving your Problem Solving Skills.
Improve your Adversity/Adaptability Quotient (AQ)
Adversity/Adaptability Quotient is the Capacity to adjust with the Adversities in Life. A Person with a good Adversity Quotient has a Problem Solving Attitude as consequence of all the Qualities Measured by this Method.
In Fact, AQ is the most Scientifically Structured Method for measuring the Positive Attitude, Self Esteem, Flexibility, Motivation, Resilience (Emotional Stability), Growth Mindset, Strategic Thinking and Communicative Abilities: all compelling Qualities of a Good Problem Solvers. Top Leaders, Industry-Leading Companies, and Governments Worldwide use AQ to Create and Enhance Teams.
Author: Cristina Capucci