I am publishing this article on the birthday of my father (13th July). I have learned a lot by observing and talking to him, in this article I share his approach to handle and solve problems.
4 easy steps to solve any problem
Step 1: Write it down
Writing down the problems helps you understand the problems better and helps you to realize how less they are compared to what’s inside your brain.
6 problems sound like 6000 inside your brain ,whereas when you pen them down, they become 6
Step 2: Quantify It
Now that you have written the problems on a piece of paper. Assign them a number to depict the size of the problem. For example, Having No Job — 10000, Having bad hair — 10
Step 3: Cross off the easy problems
Solve the easiest problem and strike them off the list. This gives you immense satisfaction and mental peace.
Step 4: Break the Big guys
How do you eat an elephant — one bite at a time
Break the 10,000s of your list into 1000s, 100s, and 10s. And repeat step 3.
For example — No Job (10,000) — No LinkedIn visibility (100) + No Python skills (1000) + Not applying enough (10) …. So, on
My dad has successfully played all his personal and professional roles while dealing with problems like a ninja.
His method to solve the problems is — Write, Quantify, Cross and Break
Use this 4 step framework for your problems and talk to your parents and loved ones. You have no idea what lessons they might teach you.
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