It's sure that you can reach the right solution to your problem. Not a speck of doubt should ever cross your mind. You are not helpless.
You have enormous reservoir of mind power that you may not be aware of. Stick to your guns. Think and act. Intelligently. At each step.
No random decisions at all. Think analytically. Think objectively. Learning all the way.
Learn from yourself and also from others. And help others solve their problems. This is the key to progress - any progress. If you solve others' problems, not only others gain, you also gain. Big gains. Your own problem solving and decision making ability gets stronger.
You, me and everyone else solve problems, in our own ways. Life is about solving problems, about taking decisions for improving present situation. People have done it through ages. And some of the gifted ones have spelled out how problems can be solved - the process of solving a problem. That is the key. Usually we never look back to analyze how we solved a particular problem in the past.
Once you get hold of a process for solving a problem - understand it, clarify it in your mind, improve upon it and then apply it with full confidence next time such a problem arises. Reuse. With time, shortly (yes once this understanding and application of problem solving process starts, the way forward is accelerating, things improve fast) you would accumulate enough systematic problem solving abilities to look at any problem with calm and assured confidence.
After all, if you stop to think, types of problems that we face in our individual lives are not too many. Each of us lives in our own customized world where infinite types of problems won't occur.
Just start enriching your own problem solving techniques and in due time you would be able to face most of the problems in the environment around you with confidence. It is very well within your reach.
In this space, that's what we relentlessly pursue - understanding problem solving process and how to apply the knowledge of problem solving systematically. This is the discipline of problem solving.
Solving any problem? Yes. We love math problems as well as real world problems. Problem solving is the thread woven through everything here.
In Problem Solving you will find all articles on the subject. Problem solving concepts, principles, tools, techniques, skill-sets, real world examples, Critical thinking concepts and examples - all make this collection richly usable.
Innovation is radical new thinking and forms an inseparable part of problem solving. But as it is a rich area of investigation worldwide we kept its contents separate under Innovation.
Worldwide Innovation being one of the most sought after abilities and knowledge areas, we have introduced a subsection Innovations around us to highlight analytically the truly innovative applications in objects and ideas we encounter during our daily lives.
Applying problem solving techniques needs knowing the basic concepts which form the foundation. To help learning basic concepts quickly we have created the category of articles in Tutorials. At present most of the content tutorials are on Basic Maths and Reasoning and logic analysis. With time, more subjects may be added. We would address the basics of the subjects in this category primarily.
While practicing Problem Solving, the widespread problem of cracking the major competitive exams attracted our attention. To help, in Exams section we have created question and solution sets, valuable guidelines, core concepts and more on leading competitive tests. Presently we have subsections, Exam guidelines, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, UGC/CSIR Net Maths for life science and similar disciplines.
We have also introduced a valuable sub-section under Exams, namely, Efficient math problem solving where we would post how to solve math problems quickly in a few steps applying the powerful problem solving strategies and techniques.
To consolidate foundational concepts on maths, comprehensive school level maths is covered in the subsection School math under Exams section. While Tutorial topic contents are primarily for quick learning to be used by competitive test aspirants, School math contents are for comprehensiveness.
Some of the related things that interested us we collected together and put under the section Variety. Brain teasers, playing Sudoku, Innovative creations and insightful pieces of writings are the subcategories in this section. Brain teasers contain lots of simple to difficult popular puzzles with detailed solutions.
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