Challenges help us to grow. Without them, we would be stuck in one place and never know how much equipped for better tasks we are. That is why it is good to embrace challenges from time to time and not see them as the devil’s weapons (even though they can be frustrating) but as the ladders to take us to the next stage and phase of our lives. Challenges come in different forms and types and in business, you face these kinds of things on a regular. How best to tackle these challenges head-on then and get the best outcome in the end?
1. Accept Who You Are
What affects many people is that in the face of a challenge, they tend to lose themselves. It might occur to you when a challenge comes along to try and solve it like Jack did, or go about simplifying the problem as Joe did. Although referencing is good, you also need to keep in mind that the way the minds of joe and jack works is very different from how your work so even if you are going to draw inspiration from them, make sure you are 100 percent yourself before tackling the issue at all. If it is your customers or suppliers that are giving you these issues, accept them for who they are and go about finding new ways to go about the problems they pose to you. Walking away is a solution so don’t be shy to use it, but only if all else fails.
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We cannot expect to do things the same way all the time and expect different results unless we were given to madness. The before maxim is one of the best quotes you should adopt. Analyze the problem and challenge before you and think about another one you might have solved or struggled with in the past that goes on the line of this one also. Check if you can apply what you did here and if it didn’t work then, could your plan be modified. Most times, the total plan is not bad, only a few kinks and a great modification would open better doors. As an entrepreneur, analysis is your strongest tool.
Last but not least is the approach. Of what use is accepting who you are and analyzing the problem if you won’t find a way to approach and solve it? Weigh all of your options and try to implement them starting from the most logical one. Sometimes, the answer would even lie in the least logical. Don’t compound your own problems by trying to go for the complex solutions. The most complex challenges are often the ones that require the simplest of solutions so don’t sweat it 90 percent of the time. When all else seems to fail, choose a plan, and go opposite it. literally, work the challenge from the solution back to the problem itself. The discoveries you would make would be amazing.
With these, you need not worry about tackling any other problems again.