Hard to believe in just a few weeks we are already half-way through my series on creative problem solving.  This week I would like to present strategy number five:  Pick the Best Solution to Solve Your Challenge

Pick the best solution by comparing your various possible solutions against your problem, on the one hand and your ideal solution, on the other. What is the best thing to do currently under the circumstances?

Of course, you would need to pick a solution – right?  How can you move forward without doing that?  But sometimes indecision is what makes us stumble.  You have heard, I am sure, that a bad decision is better than no decision.  Sometimes choosing the decision is what helps you think out the pros and cons.  Just because you picked a decision does not mean you have to move forward.  You can always pick another solution.  Choosing a solution, however, opens the door for feedback and exploration.