Quotes to Change How You Think About Problems
“Don’t bother people for help without first trying to solve the problem yourself.”
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Having a systematic approach to how you deal with problems, as opposed to just going by gut and feelings, ca...
Detectives and investigators use the process. They ask both obvious and unthinkable questions.
Get close and collect information about how the problem is manifesting. Understand where the problem does and doesn’t happen, when the problem started, and how often the problem occurs to generate critical insight for the problem-solving effort.
Solving any teenager problem is an exercise in futility, with broken hearts, social dramas and academic pressure making them split their heads every day.
Teens share their worries with us because they feel like sharing, and need empathy, not a solution. Reassuring and sincere words that make them feel better can be enough, and any solution offered will most probably backfire.
They may only need a vote of confidence and can easily turn well-intentioned guidance as criticism and lectures.
Teenagers talk to parents about their problems and after being offered solutions and suggestions, dismiss the ideas provided as irritating, irrelevant or both.
Teens and adolescents may just need a venting outlet and will feel better simply by articulating their worries and problems.
Adults can provide them with mental space by listening to them without interrupting, letting them sort, survey and organize their thoughts.
Often the most difficult step, because it's easy to focus on the wrong part of the problem, or look at the problem too broadly.
The first thing you need to do is reduce it to its simplest and purest form so you know exactly what you're dealing with. While you're doing this, you need to ask yourself questions to make sure you're focusing on the right things.
You need a plan with actionable steps. Ask yourself what's barring you from moving forward and make step one. Step one will open doors to other steps.
Consider which steps will open more doors, add them to the plan, and keep doing that until you get to your solution. Things will change as you act on the plan and you'll need to adapt, so it's best to keep your plan somewhat open-ended and try to include steps that involve preparing for trouble you can foresee.