Ever been tasked with completing a massive project, or you are facing down a life event so intimidating you have no clue where to start?
Lloyd Claycomb knows all about this, as he has tons of life experience taking on big problems. The owner of a construction business for more than 30 years, he has had to confront challenges on a near daily basis.
If he cut and ran every time an issue reared its ugly head, he would have never become the giant in the Denver building industry that he is today.
Want to learn how to clear up issues in your life as efficiently as Lloyd has? We have put together a framework below – follow along below and you’ll be taking on problems like he does every single day.
1) Define the problem thoroughly
Taking effective action on the issue you are facing won’t be possible if you don’t know the first thing about what makes it tick.
Get in there and do your homework on the problem which needs resolving, and any anxiety you have will subside as you gather information on the issue.
A lack of comprehension leads to fear. Gathering information leads to the development of confidence and self empowerment. By moving towards research over procrastination, you will have fought half the battle.
2) Segment it into manageable pieces
Eating an elephant is possible – by consuming it one piece at a time, you’ll eventually consume the whole beast.
This example makes it easy to confront an intimidating project or if you are attempting to construct a home.
You can’t get a bunch of reports done by waving your arms like a magician – but jumping into research will help you get the first one done sooner than you know it.
Homes don’t get built in a day – but you can begin digging the hole where your foundation is going to go.
By taking time to define the steps you will take from the beginning, the ones that comes next will become apparent as you go. As such, you will soon have a map that will lead to the finish line of whatever issue you are facing.
3) Violently execute your plan
Procrastination will kill any problem-solving process. By embracing aggressive action, though, your problem solving efforts will launch into orbit.
Inertia can be your best friend or your worst enemy. If you aren’t moving, it’s tough to get started. But when you are underway with a head of steam, hardly anything can stop you.
4) Evaluate the feedback you get
Now that your efforts are in motion, you will soon get feedback that you will be able to use to steer your efforts.
Evaluate the outcome of an action, and compare it to the end you have envisioned. If you are moving towards your dream, intensify your effort and keep surging ahead.
If you are getting nowhere, jettison the action and try a different approach.