Now that you have carefully reviewed the problem and decided on a solution, it is time to put your plan into action.
This is the most crucial step. If you don’t execute an idea, then there is no point in even thinking about solving a problem. However, before you implement a particular idea, make sure that you have carefully defined the problem and the outcome you desire, the problem has been thoroughly analyzed, all the information that you will need is at your disposal, and you have indeed opted for the best course of action that’s available to you. If the idea you have zeroed in on doesn’t answer any of the above points in the affirmative, then retrace your steps and make the necessary changes.
Evaluate and Learn
When you are done executing all the steps, you will need to evaluate the work that’s been done. Check if the desired results have been achieved. If not, then check what went wrong. Make a list of all the things that you can improve on the next time around. Every opportunity to solve a problem will teach you something. Be open to learning and evaluate it all yourself.
Make use of these simple steps for solving all the problems that you will come across.
Problem solving is one of those things that we do a million times a day without even realizing it. It’s only when the very tough problems arise that we begin to stress out. However, just like every other process, there is a mental model that can help you through this. The first of those is the inversion mental model. It’s a model that can be used alone or that can be combined with other models through your problem-solving process.