We all run in to problems on a daily basis. Some of them, we are used to handling and some of them completely throw us through a loop. Instead of letting your problems slow you down and throw you off, you should try using them to get your wheels turning. If you can approach your day-to-day problems with a creative eye, you will start to be able to approach your big problems the same way, whether at work or at home. Here are a few things I try to keep in mind when dealing with any kind of problem.
What is the ideal solution? Sometimes it pays to work from the end back. This way you set a standard for yourself and are really able to figure out the little things you need to do to make it happen.
What can’t I do? The obvious solution may not be realistic. If your brand new car just broke down , you can’t leave it and go buy a new one, even though it might be the easiest thing to do. Identify the obvious solutions that you can’t do to get you pointed in the right direction.
Is this really a “problem”? Is it really keeping you from doing something or is there another way it could be done? If the ATM is broken at a gas station and you need cash, couldn’t you just buy a pack of gum and get cash back at the register? Don’t let anything STOP you unless there is no other way around it.