You Can Be A Hero Too

Life Story by Daniel | Tuesday, January 29, 2008 | 1 comments »

Have you watched the TV series Heroes?

Isn’t it great to have super powers and being able to solve troubles and problems when situation comes up?

Do you know there’s a Hero living in everyone of us?
You do can solve troubles and problems when situation comes up!

Of course, I don’t mean situations like bank robbery or terrorist appearing.

Have you ever been in a meeting where you are all trying to come up with a solution, but no one can?
Everyone is looking at their papers, or gazing into space, shaking their head in puzzlement.
No one knows the answer, everyone is stuck, and they’re pretty sure they’re not going to come up with one any time soon.

Suddenly you stood up, with confidence, and starts to provide a different view to the situation. Different types of solutions and ideas just kept flowing out of you.
Your boss is impressed, you colleagues are thinking ‘He’s the man’ and you’re the Hero who saved this meeting!

It may sound like a dream, but why dream on it when you can actually make it into reality?

Here’s a technique I’ve learn on how to ‘Unstuck’ yourself which I think it might be interesting and useful to share =)

This technique consists of 6 words: ‘Associate’, ‘Combination’, ‘Rearrange’, ‘Adapt’, ‘Substitute’ and ‘Magnify’.

Often we got stuck because our mind is blank. To get yourself Unstuck, you must first clear off this ‘blank’ and get your brain ‘engine’ started.
Look at your problem, what can you ‘Associate’ it with that might help?
People, an item, time, date or an animal.
Let your imagination run wild, main objective is to get your brain working.

Once you sense your brain juice flowing, it’s time to ‘Combine’.
Can you ‘Combine’ with your problem or parts of it so it will change completely?
Taking out different parts of the problem and Combining it with your day to day work issues, do you have a clearer direction or purpose of where you’re going now?

Now take these different parts of the problem and ‘Rearrange’ it into a different manner. Try to see the same old situation from a different point of view and something new might strike off.

‘Adapt’, what can you ‘Adapt’ into your problem or part of it to make it works?
A new system, management or even slogan might make it work better.

‘Substitute’ it back to the same old point of view, does this solution still works?

Lastly, ‘Magnify’ every piece of your problem so you can see it clearer. Looking at it carefully, which part should be more priorities?
You can even run through ‘Associate’, ‘Combination’, ‘Rearrange’, ‘Adapt’ and ‘Substitute’ for these priority parts and find a better solution.

I dare not guarantee that it will work for everybody, but it’s definitely a good way to get your ‘blank’ brain started.

After all, it’s better than these 6 words ‘I don’t know what to do’ isn’t it? =)

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  1. h@n| // January 30, 2008 at 11:58 AM  

    I wish I could fly =P