Thinking at a Higher Level to Solve Problems

Problems cannot be solved at the same level of thinking that created them. – Albert Einstein.

What a brilliant statement!

Problems occur in every business and for every Entrepreneur. Inexperience, limited skills and not fully developed thinking contribute to the situation . This is not unique and is to be expected from new Entrepreneurs.

However, learning from your mistakes starts the process of elevating your thinking. If you keep on making the same mistakes in  similar situations, you are not thinking at the next level.

More importantly, the level of thinking to solve the problem has to be at a higher level than what got you there in the first place. If you approach the issue from the same viewpoint as the one that created the problem, it would be difficult to have a new solution. Thinking from different perspectives helps solve problems.

How do you get there? Constant learning from mentors and advisers and acquiring knowledge through self-education elevates your thinking to solve problems. Asking for advice from professionals also contributes to elevating your thinking level.

Think at the Right Level to Solve Problems!

Ravi Patel

Published in: on February 26, 2019 at 4:04 am  Leave a Comment  
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Avoiding Problems

Albert Einstein said “A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.”

Should Entrepreneurs be clever or wise? Unexpected problems come up in any venture and one needs to be clever to solve these issues on a timely basis.

But, if you could create a business culture that avoids problems or prevents them before they surface it would be wiser. How do you do that?

In any functional area of your business, strong business processes are required. If such processes provide triggers to flag potential problems, it is possible to avoid a taxing situation later.

A simple example – if you anticipate that you can not meet a customer’s delivery requirement after the order has long been placed, avoid a problem later by informing the customer well ahead of the delivery date and work jointly to create an alternative solution. Similarly, if there is an employment situation that could result in potential litigation, do not sit on it. Identify the possibility of such situations and create systems to resolve them before they become serious problems.

Avoiding problems would be more cost-effective for Entrepreneurs than solving them. Do the Right Things!

Ravi Patel