Problem Solving

Season #3

Encountering problems is inevitable as human beings and thus poses a constant challenge in our daily life. However, how we deal with these problems determines whether we will emerge as successful or failures. Every problem has a solution; it only requires creativity. Today's topic focuses on an effective problem-solving exercise that involves several steps.

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During this episode, you will learn about;

[00:01] Introduction to the episode

[00:21] Today's topic: problem-solving

[01:50] An exercise to help solve problems effectively

[02:00] #1 Choose a problem in your life that you would like to address

[02:14] #2 Specifically define the problem focusing solely on the facts and not on feelings

[03:14] #3 Begin to brainstorm some solutions and get creative

[03:44] #4 Write the solutions based on practicality and effectiveness

[03:50] #5 Choose the top three potential solutions and make a specific plan for implementing each one

[04:04] #6 Rate in percentage form the likelihood that each of the three potential solutions will solve the problem

[04:15] #7 After evaluating the pros and cons of each solution, select the most reasonable one and try it, and if it doesn't work, move down to other solutions until you successfully solve the problem

[04:34] Resource mentioned


Resource mentioned

  • Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry: Workbook (Treatments That Work) 2nd Edition by Michelle G. Craske (Author), David H. Barlow (Author)

Notable Quotes

  • "Be wary of trying out solutions that are too impractical, expensive, or time-consuming." [04:50]
  • "Just because a solution has a probability of working doesn't always mean it's the best one to pursue." [05:01]

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