Finding solutions

Heera Nawaz, Mar 7 2018, 01:57 IST

Very often in life, one is accosted with problems, both in professional and personal lives that seem utterly insurmountable. This is so much that one gets totally overwhelmed at the magnitude of the problems that mind gets numb and he doesnt know exactly what is the way out of the impasse?

Lets first take an example of when the responsibilities are overwhelming in ones professional space. One becomes so overawed at the piled-up duties that one looks dismal and downcast just looking at it. A wise motivational speaker advised, "Take the entire work and categorise it into different parts while the tasks are still doable. Then, take each part and work on it with full focus and determination, giving each part a definite deadline as to when to finish that part. Each component must be done methodically and systematically without letting panic or fear seep in. Once that part of the work is over, one can take a well-deserved break, let the lessons learnt sink in, and then, one can pursue the next part with the same steadfast focus. In this way, one can clear the mountain of work, step by step, almost as if one is breaking down the mountain of "insurmountable work" into doable molehills."

However, can this method, which works beautifully with job responsibilities, be used in ones personal space as well? Since ones personal space is to do mainly with resolving personal agendas, it depends on the type of emotional setback involved. However, it can be noted that in some instances where one is accosted with emotional setbacks which are overwhelming, one may not be able to break it down into its components, as very often one set of emotions lead to another, resulting in a chain reaction.

One would have to find out the root cause of the problem to find out what exactly is defective and in each specific case find a solution as no two emotional problems are the same. Sometimes, in some cases, a complete volte-face or 180 degrees turn around is required. One wise man put it succinctly when he said, "In some problems, like, for example, in crossing one mountain peak to another, one has to necessarily take one mighty leap of faith. Two smaller leaps will not do."

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