Landmark Forum professes innovative ways of solving problems

This post was written by Malcolm

Have you ever met any person in the world who does not have any problems at all? It is nigh impossible to do so. Every person in the world including the strongest and the mightiest has his own set of problems. The issue is not the problem but the way that you employ to tackle the same. Sometimes, the smallest of problems might appear huge because you might be using the wrong methods to handle the same. At the same time, the toughest of problems could look easy because you are viewing it from a different angle. Landmark Forum has been harping on this technique right since the time they started their courses.

You invariably find a session or two devoted to this issue alone. There are hundreds of examples shared with you that explain the importance of viewing problems from varied angles. We shall share one of them with you today to enable you to get a better understanding.

A young computer executive was working on a very difficult algorithm. He had to submit the report by Monday. He was struggling to find the right solution to the problem. This was causing a great headache to him. In the meanwhile, his young daughter was pestering him to play with her. This girl was like an angel. No one could refuse her. However, the computer executive was too engrossed in his work to even look at her and acknowledge her demands.

The little girl kept on persevering. The father was now at his wit’s end. He did not know what to do. He could not get angry at his darling daughter as well. There was no time available to play with her. Hence, he hit upon an idea. He tore a page from a magazine kept on the table into 32 equal pieces. He gave it to the three-year old child and asked her to reassemble the pieces together. He was sure that this task will take some hours at least. He was happy that he had bought some time from her.

The girl was an obedient child. She took the pieces of paper carefully and started her job of assembling them again. Within five minutes, she came to her father with the pieces of paper neatly arranged in the perfect manner. The father was astounded as to how this girl could assemble this puzzle in such a short period. He could not resist asker her. Her reply opened his eyes. She said that the page that he had torn had the picture of a bus on the reverse side. All the girl had to do was to assemble the picture of the bus. Automatically, the job is over.

The father now realized that this was the advice of a genius. He immediately stopped whatever he was doing and started to look at the algorithm from a completely different angle. Within minutes he could find a solution to the same. This is what happens when you look at issues from a third person’s point of view. Landmark Forum uses such stories of wisdom to prove its point to its participants.

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