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12-Step Problem-Solving Process

A 12-Question Roadmap for Developing a Plan-Of-Action to accomplish a task, achieve a goal, or solve a problem. Plus 6 related Quotations.

12 Questions

  1. What do I want to accomplish; what is my goal, purpose or objective?
  2. Why is this important to me; what are the rewards and end-result benefits of achieving this goal or solving this problem?
  3. What obstacles, roadblocks or barriers stand in the way of my objective?
  4. What are some possible solutions for dealing with the above obstacles?
  5. What questions do I need answers to; what information do I need?
  6. Where, or from whom, can I get the answers to my questions or the information I need?
  7. Who do I need to assist in this project?
  8. What services do I need provided?
  9. What materials and/or equipment do I need?
  10. Where can I find the materials and/or the equipment that I need?
  11. How much will the completion of this project cost in time and money; how can it be financed?
  12. When will this goal, project or task be started; when does it need to be completed; what are my target dates, what are my deadlines?

Quotes to Help You

A goal is a dream with a deadline

Harvey Mackay

Some goals are so worthy, it’s glorious to even fail

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The biggest problem in the world could have been solved when it was small

Witter Bynne

A problem well-stated is half solved

Charles F. Ketterin

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are

Theodore Roosevelt

No man does anything from a single motive

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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