Dad’s Lesson for Life Problems

Aayu Kharbanda
2 min readJul 13, 2021

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.

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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.



Aayu Kharbanda

An ambitious guy trying to disrupt education industry.