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How we face problems is a determining factor for our professional success or failure. Concerning our personal life, the way we face them will significantly influence our state of mind.
From the time we get up until we go to bed, we solve problems of all kinds, from how to get out of a traffic jam to extreme cases in which the resolution of a problem can mean the difference between life and death, either our own, or that of others.
On April 13, 1970, at 9:08 p.m., Apollo 13 crewmember Jack Swigert, just after observing a warning light accompanied by a burst, uttered the well-known phrase: “Ok, Houston, we’ve had a problem here“.
This famous phrase, misreported as “Huston, we have a problem”, is the phrase that sums up an eventful journey in which the ability to solve problems as a team managed to bring the Apollo 13 crew alive.
Other examples of heroes, and good teamwork, are the emergency landings of the pilots:
Problem-solving can save lives, but businesses and customers as well.
Our brain to solve a problem follows the following steps:
Before attempting to solve a problem, its exact nature must be understood since if the precise nature of the problem is not understood precisely, its resolution will not be adequate.
In solving a problem, we can find the following obstacles, which can make it challenging to solve: Consider that problems can only be solved in their usual way. This prevents you from seeing all the available options to find a solution. The phrase “we have always done it this way here” is devastating.
Irrelevant or misleading information: Irrelevant or deceptive data can lead to wrong solutions.
Existence of prejudices: Assumptions about certain constraints and obstacles can make finding the optimal solution to a problem difficult.
Lack of emotional intelligence: This concept developed by Goldman defines, among other aspects, how we respond to problems that may arise since when it comes to solving them, the control of emotions is critical.
Lack of empathy: When there are problems between people, the lack of kindness can be a severe obstacle to finding a solution.
When faced with a problem, different perspectives can be adopted:
Problems define us as a human species. The wheel was invented to solve a problem, and so was a parachute.
The attitude towards problems is what defines us as people and professionals. We must try to face problems naturally since they are part of human nature.
With Personal Mastery, you can enhance your capability to deal with the problems by growing perspective, learning and transforming your mind to see and create positive values in your life.