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The P'Ro'blem-solving form below can guide you with a specific issue that concerns you, in organizing your thoughts, and examine whether the specific problem is worth your time and energy. 

1. Problem title:

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2. Description: 

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3. Who is to blame (e.g., parents, teachers, the system, the stars): 

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4. Does blaming help? (Please select one answer only):  

No … No …

5. Can I do something to change the situation?


  • Yes. Go to Option A below.

  • No. Skip A, and go to Option B. 

Option A. I can do something about it.

1. What can I do? (Brainstorming, evaluation of ideas)

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2. What more can I learn about the issue?

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3. Who can help?

.................................

4. Is it worth my time and energy?  


  • No. Go to Option Β below.

  • Yes. Keep thinking. E.g., how much time and energy am I willing to invest?

Option Β. Nothing I can do about the problem (at this stage).

1. Accept the fact that we cannot always control others or external conditions.

2. Change the way we see the problem, our responses, or both.


Exercise
As you have probably realised, solving problems is a logical process. The Ro method describes simple steps for dealing with any type of problem. It is guaranteed to solve your number one problem. Oh, and your number 2, 3, 4, ... Print and use the template above today - this time to help and solve someone else's problem. 

Dr Ro, Idiots are Invincible


Sources 
For more information, the related form, and practical examples read chapter 8 in Idiots are Invincible.
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