Recently I mentioned I didn’t like Dan Brown’s book Angels and Demons. The plot was a little too repetitive for my taste.
The female hero did have two strong problem-solving techniques. I covered one in that recent post; here’s the other. As her situation becomes more dangerous, she “was starting to come unhinged…feeling terrible frustration with no tools to handle it. You have tools, she told herself, you always have tools. What tools are right here in front of me in this room? What data are right here?”
You have the data
You have plenty of data around you that you can plug right into tools you already know how to use. You usually have ample data, tools, and therefore, answers. You have tools, tell yourself, what tools are right here in front of me?
You just have to be still enough, for long enough, to tell yourself: I have the tools and the answers.
I know this works because I’ve used it.
Do you think it will work for you too? Please share your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you.
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