It’s worth remembering that everyone makes mistakes, it’s part of the human condition. I firmly believe that it is how we react to those mistakes that matters most and effectively problem solving can help us to react in a more measured, calm way to life’s inevitable rough seas.


Although many of us have solved problems in the past, using a proven problem solving technique is often something relatively few of us have done. So what do you do if you are new to problem solving?


Over the course of this month’s series articles (posted on Mondays) I shall be discussing the various stages step by step so that each phase is explained in depth. The main thing to remember is that there are no right or wrong answers, just learning curves which will serve to better prepare you for any problems in future.


Any decisions you make as a result of problem solving will only enhance your future life strategy as even if it doesn’t strictly go to plan you will gain a better understanding of what works best. I tend to look at problem solving as being part of a virtuous circle – the more we problem solve, the better we become at it, whilst further developing our analytical and organisational skills.


Have you ever problem solved before using a step by step technique? If not do you think problem solving in this way might help you? How do you tend to problem solve right now? Please share your thoughts in the comments below to gain encouragement, insight and support from our community, we’d love to hear from you.