Not every time the problem we’re trying to solve is actually a problem.
And often, the problem we’re trying to solve has a logical and simple solution.
If Alex trying to drill a hole on the wall rigorously, with all his effort and failing each time in doing so,
Replacing a drill machine will be a foolish thing to do.
The best question Alex can ask here is: What exactly the problem is?
And Alex discovered that it was never about the tools. Instead, the place where he was trying to do a hole was having a strong steel beam behind it.
Solution: Alex changed the position to drill a hole.
By merely defining the problem clearly helped Alex to solve a problem quickly. Alex taught us an important lesson on problem solving.
Trying to solve a problem?
First, Clearly define the right problem to solve.
If I were given one hour to save the planet, I would spend 59 minutes defining the problem and one minute resolving it,” ~ Albert Einstein said it rightly.