As discussed in part four of this problem solving series, the review stage is a critical part of problem solving as this is when we learn the biggest lessons to take with us moving forward. I have to admit, I have often skipped this part of the problem solving process and it has definitely placed me at a disadvantage in advancing my life strategy.
One of the reasons it is so important is – in asking some critical questions such as why something didn’t work or how you can build upon your successes – you can move forward having learned important lessons and gained invaluable insight in both the life area you are problem solving and how to better problem solve in future.
Here are just some of the many benefits of the review stage of the problem solving process:
- Identifying what was and wasn’t successful
- Realizing the reasons for what didn’t work
- Identifying what you could do better in future
- Realizing how you could build upon your successes in future
- Identifying skills to develop moving forwards which would benefit the relevant life area and your problem solving technique in future
Do you ever review your problem solving? If so, how has it helped you? What insights did reviewing your problem solving uncover? Please share your thoughts in the comments below to gain encouragement, insight and support from our community, we’d love to hear from you.