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INFJ Problem-Solving

Life is a continuous succession of problems.  They never end.  They come in like the waves of the ocean, one after another.  In addition, if you are living a normal, busy life today, you will probably have a crisis of some kind every two or three months.  The only thing that really matters is how effectively you respond when things go wrong.

Your ability to solve problems largely determines your success and your income.  This ability determines how far you go and how high you rise in life.  No matter what the title on your business card, you can cross it off and write "Problem Solver."  That's what you are.  That's what you do, all day long.  The only question is, "How good are you at problem solving?"

Highly successful people solve big problems.  Unsuccessful people solve little problems or no problems at all.  And the bigger and more expensive the problems you solve, the larger and more important are the problems you will be given to solve.

The key to becoming an excellent problem solver is to think and talk about possible solutions most of the time.  Whenever something goes wrong, resist the temptation to become angry, blame others, or make excuses.  Instead, ask questions like, "What's the solution?  What do we do now?  What is the next step?  How do we solve this problem?  How do we limit the damage?  How can we prevent this from happening again?  Where do we go from here?

The good news is that the more you focus on solutions, the better you become at discovering even better and more complex solutions.  You become more effective and creative in everything you do by focusing on solutions most of the time.  Your mind functions at a higher level.

This is one of the great breakthrough discoveries in brain physiology.  A truly effective person is one who has developed a wonderful ability to respond constructively to the inevitable problems and difficulties of day-to-day life.  This must be your goal as well.  Think about solutions all day long.

Focal Point, by Brian Tracy


Decision-making models (Z + Nash?)

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