You Can Discover
the Best Answer Yourself
How YOU can find
effective answer to almost any question, problem, challenge, opportunity or
by Win Wenger, Ph.D.
Click onto Solving Problems
and you will find directions to more than a dozen different effective and creative problem-solving
methods, any one, or any combination, of which can be put to your
question and used to generate some surprising and great answers. For
you have some surprising and great resources within you, easily found
and brought online. Of those procedures:
STEP ONE revolves
around the fact that in most problem situations which have been pursued
for awhile, what one knows has proven inadequate to solving the
problem, and in fact has become the problem by standing between one and
the fresh perceptions one needs in finding the solution. That knowledge
is not, however, useless, as it can be used to trigger some further
perceptions. So an effective starting method could be either Windtunnel,
with a live partner if possible or with an audio recorder
if not, or with a somewhat longer flurry of writing in Freenoting.
After reviewing and selecting the most interesting ideas to come out of
that process, create a more specific and more powerful question from
that context you've built.
Main general instruction from here: The main problem in
problem-solving is how to get beyond what we "know" about the problem
situation, to get to those fresh perceptions wherein to find our best,
most effective answers. The main general way how: Expect to be
surprised by what comes up. Go for being surprised. Intend to be
surprised. This way, you let yourself be surprised by what comes up as
Second general instruction from here: To the extent that the matter
you are addressing is important, you want to verify your answers,
however they are gotten. No human information process is without error
and flaw. But the problem-solving methods you find here are among the
very best shortcuts to finding the best hypothesis to test.
Take that specific and more powerful question you've
developed, and run a very different kind of method on that one. You
used a verbal-Socratic type method in Step One; also available to you
are methods for letting yourself be shown your sought-for answer by
"spontaneous" or UNdirected visualization; methods for finding it
through external imagery found in your environment; methods like
Borrowed Genius or
Build Ability to Understanding or the Calm-Breathing
Patterns to change your base-state and eyes and mind-set through
which you are viewing the problem situation.
After you've gotten some experience with ImageStreaming, you may find
your very best powerful method, at least for the most powerfully
important questions and issues, to be High Thinktankbut work
your way up to that instead of starting off with that.
STEP FOUR: By whatever
(and preferably different type of) method, find a way to verify and
question your process for operational details. Implement your finding,
beginning with whatever is the first starting point that you control.
We have found these past several years that by combining different
types of methods such as shown above, we get more powerful and more
accurate answers than even the one best method alone taken separately
(whichever method is the best).
You now have the means, straightaway and in one simple package, to be
and become what you want to be, and do what you want to do and
experience what you want to experience. The main question remaining,
then, is whether you have enough self-direction to act on such a means.