I recently came across an article where the author stated: “If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.” The author is suggesting the more time one spends understanding a problem, the more effective the resolution will be.
Although this problem-solving technique has a degree of merit, I believe its framework is inherently flawed, and here is why.
One of the difficulties many people run into as it relates to addressing a struggle or rectifying a problem in their lives is that they are trying to resolve existing issues from an existing mental framework—an existing and usually faulty way of thinking and being.
Albert Einstein supposedly said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” This is to say that one cannot readily create a system or devise a strategy by which to produce new outcomes unless he or she attends to the cause.
Attend to the cause and the effect will change.
A problem (usually the person) cannot solve or fix a problem in his or her existing state. Something has to change—a resetting of the mind must first take place before transformation can occur.
A person who patterns his or her mind based on old frequencies will attract the outcomes that are on those frequencies. Thus, a new way of thinking is the only way to realize one’s highest potentialities.
In order to experience a new direction in life, a new mindset must precede change. Positive change necessitates becoming a brand new you. It is this new self who is able to emit the vibrational frequencies that will correspond to, and attract the desired events and outcomes that will align with the phenomenal person you are.
- Accept that problems are an inevitable feature of life.
- Examine one problem at a time, and with the certainty that you are equipped to solve any problem you encounter.
- Focus on creating (causing) the outcome (effect) you desire.
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