How to Solve a Problem

26 08 2011

Too many people try to force their idea of a solution as the only solution to a problem they are facing.  In other words, when faced with a problem, they come up with one solution and try to make that work.  This inevitably fails.  The first step when facing a problem, whether it is in litigation, business, or otherwise, is to explore all possible solutions.  Choose the solution that is most likely to work and bring the best result, not just the solution that you hope will be the best.  Do not blind yourself to other avenues that may work, and may work better.

In other words, when presented with a square hole, do not try to force a round peg into it.