Creative thinking a key element for you and your online business
Creative thinking can take on many different forms and help in providing solutions to problems, whether it’s personal or even with online business. How many times have you struggled with a problem and simply gave up because you believed there was no viable solution? Think of all the times where you felt baffled with a problem and realized that you were unable to solve them? No way out, no viable solutions, and no opportunities.
What about larger problems? Do you ever feel drained of all thought processes when facing larger problems? Did it feel like you hit a wall and there were no available options? There’s no doubt that this type of experience can be overwhelming.
That’s where creative thinking comes into play. In fact, it’s more creative problem solving that will allow you to see problems from a different angle or perspective, which can open the door to a variety of solutions.
Of course, creative problem solving often requires an open mind where a problem could possess various solutions. This also includes the possibility that there are available solutions to many problems that were once considered unsolvable.
This is a mindset that provides an optimistic view for a creative path in solving many of our problems.
Often, one of the biggest reasons for not being able to solve many of our problems is that we simply do not apply enough effort. We basically do not try to understand the problem itself. However, if you apply a little effort to understand, what is the actual problem or how it works, then you’ll create a stronger base in helping to solve the problem.
How about knowing what the problem is. This is an effort to identify certain things and if there are any relationships between each other. Is there a possibility of gaining anything or even losing something regarding the problem? This will help establish a statement of the problem.
What assumptions are there? Assumptions may have the ability to block any real solutions. In that case, try to figure out which are more valid and need to be addressed.
Here’s a good tip. When many of us are faced with specific or even ordinary problems, our first reaction is to immediately solve it. Instead, trying solving the problem in sections or parts. View the problem from a basic angle and separate parts of the problem in more detail. In case you’re wondering, this is referred to top down thinking. Basically, jot down the question and develop a short solution. A short statement that will help you solve the problem. From this point, you can further develop a viable solution.
Critical thinking can always be a good thing, but still keep in mind creativity. Even if there is a solution to a problem that will work, still be creative.
Here’s something to think about further. There may be several solutions that you end up developing. That being the case, it’s possible that a problem will have more than just one solution.
Keep an open mind when looking at new ideas. Listening plays an important role here. Listen to what others might have to say when it regards similar situations or problems. Maybe a person you’re talking with has experience in problem solving that is related to yours. Remember the saying, “two heads are better than one.”
Did I mention having some patience? This might be the most important thing collected in this article. Chances are you’re going to come across a variety of problems, roadblocks, or challenges as you continue to build your online business. But, if you can develop a little perseverance for yourself, chances are good that the solutions to many of your challenges will presented. Try to remember, no inventor, developer or entrepreneur was able to present successful ideas first time around.
So, the next time you have challenges or enter a problem and think it’s impossible to solve, try thinking again. The solution to them might be right in front of you. This is where creative thinking comes in handy.