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TipsForSuccess: How to Solve "Unsolvable" Problems



How to Solve "Unsolvable" Problems

Are you afraid? Angry? Worried? Is your attention stuck on a problem?

If so, you might simply need to exercise your mental abilities.

Your mind is like a powerful computer. It's job is to solve problems so you can enjoy a successful life.

In a 1951 handbook, L. Ron Hubbard wrote these exercises to help you improve the performance of your mind. Give it a try! You might be amazed at how easily you can solve huge, long-term problems, by yourself, right now, on your own.

"Problems do not solve for two reasons: The first is lack of data; the second is an earlier unsolved problem on the same subject."

"This will become clearer to you when you have completed the following exercise."

"LIST FIVE PROBLEMS, WITH PEOPLE OR OBJECTS OR CIRCUMSTANCES, WHICH YOU ARE NOT SOLVING IN THE PRESENT."

"NOW LIST WHAT YOU WISH YOU KNEW ABOUT EACH ONE OF THE PROBLEMS ABOVE (THE MISSING DATA YOU WISH YOU HAD.)"

"NOW LIST HOW IMPORTANT YOU NOW FEEL THESE PROBLEMS ACTUALLY ARE OR WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE NOW SOLVED."

"IF ANY OF THE FIVE PROBLEMS REMAIN UNSOLVED, LIST WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE TO DO TO SOLVE THEM."

"Now let us take a glance at the past. There are several problems, undoubtedly, which you feel you did not solve.

"LIST FIVE PROBLEMS, WITH PEOPLE OR OBJECTS OR CIRCUMSTANCES, WHICH YOU FEEL YOU DID NOT SOLVE IN THE PAST."

"NOW LIST WHAT YOU WISH YOU HAD KNOWN ABOUT EACH ONE OF THE PROBLEMS ABOVE."

"NOW LIST HOW IMPORTANT THESE PROBLEMS ACTUALLY ARE TO YOUR PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES."

"IF ANY OF THE ABOVE PROBLEMS STILL BOTHER YOU, WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE TO DO TO OR KNOW IN ORDER TO RESOLVE THEM?"

"Let us now take a look at the problems of the future.

"LIST FIVE PROBLEMS, WITH PEOPLE OR OBJECTS OR CIRCUMSTANCES, WHICH YOU THINK YOU WILL HAVE TO SOLVE IN THE FUTURE."

"NOW LIST WHAT YOU WILL HAVE TO DO NOW TO SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS IN THE FUTURE."

"NOW LIST HOW VITAL THESE PROBLEMS MAY BECOME TO YOUR EXISTENCE."

"IF ANY OF THE ABOVE PROBLEMS WORRY YOU, IT IS BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT DECIDED UPON YOUR COURSE OF ACTION. TRY TO LIST YOUR COURSE AS IT WILL PROBABLY BE TAKEN." -- L. Ron Hubbard
 


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