We often confuse our initial emotional responses as the problem itself. However, our emotional reaction is the byproduct of problems.
For example, you find yourself reacting with anger whenever your spouse suggests something. Before you even take time to consider the request, you have already identified the problem as your spouse.
The real problem – unresolved conflicts between the two of you and inability to communicate appropriately – hasn’t been identified.
Today on my blog and podcast, I’ll give you five tips for rationally identifying a problem, and we’ll dive deeper into the basic components of problem-solving.