We often complicate our lives with perceptions of reality. If it’s a growing business it must be complicated. If s/he is successful they must have some complicated hidden formula.
Here is what I have found to be the straightest path solving a problem. The problem could be slow business or a health challenge.
I call it D.U.S.E.
D: Decision: Any change or solution starts with us making a decision. It can’t be an « I could do that » decision. It’s an « I will do that » decision. Simply means, make a real decision to bring the change. That is the only way it is actually going to happen. If you want to change career or where do you live or improve your relationships, « the Perfect timing » will never show up spontaneously. The first step to making it right is to decide to, then work hard for it. In your comfort zone, doubting, waiting, wishing … everything will remain the same until you decide. If we wait until we are ready or the right moment happens, we will be waiting for the rest of our lives.
U: Understanding: Decision alone doesn’t bring the change. It starts the process of it. The next thing one must do is Understand how that change/solution will happen. Do you understand the problem fully? Have you researched enough solutions that people have found for that problem? Do you understand why those solutions work? It’s important that you fully understand and rationally justify in your head why your solution will work. Why it makes sense.
More you back your solution more strongly it leans into creating a solid, understandable strategy.
I am a very entrepreneurial person. I can come up with a minimum of 10 ideas each day. Yet, I am aware of the fact I won’t have the time neither resources to invest on them all at the same time. That’s why, I brainstorm then prioritize according to Willingness or Passion for doing it, facts, and available opportunities or circumstances. If we consider what we have first, before the decision step. As I said above, we will never reach the perfect timing. It should be next step and not the first.
S: Strategy: Once you have understood the problem and the solution, its time to build a strategy around it. Now that you understand the solution, it’s rather simple to devise a strategy based on resources and understanding of the solution.
A strategy isn’t reformulating your wish or final goals. It’s quarter, monthly, or weekly goals and daily tasks with specific outputs, energy, and time invested on.
If you want to become a writer; publishing a book every year or twice, writing a certain number of pages every day, attending specific events and networking with potential publishers or other writers, getting more knowledge on specific topics, are all part of your strategy. You should be able to see your path clearly even if you are unable to identify the faces and little steps.
E: Execution: The last push towards success is your execution potential. Can you make that strategy get to work? Execution becomes easy at this stage because you committed to a decision, a change. You made sure you understand what it took and you have a strategy you are convinced about.
DUSE can help you be more successful, more wealthy, have better relationships or better health. What may be another way you have used to solve problems faster, or be more successful generally?