In reality problem solving is an incredibly empowering skill to learn with far reaching benefits that will last a lifetime. Here are just some of the truisms I’ve learnt along the way about problem solving which will serve to encourage you in your journey towards mastering problem solving:
Any solution that works is correct
There may be several attractive solutions to choose from. In truth any one of them that works is a ‘correct’ solution.
Masterful problem solvers learn from others
Anyone can learn problem solving techniques, what makes masters masterful is by learning first hand from others experiences of their own problem solving endeavours.
Masterful problem solvers become masterful by gaining experience in solving problems
By the same token problem solvers become true masters by gaining experience in solving problems, honing their skills and learning what does and doesn’t work for them.