Thinking about the problem versus the solutions

In a post from earlier this year, I wrote about how providing the right answers is only important assuming we’ve first asked the right questions. In fact, once we ask the right questions, the answers are relatively easy to find.

Albert Einstein conveys a similar view in this quote“If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.”

In other words, thinking about the problem at length helps you ask the right questions. Once you’ve done so, the answers tend to fall into place with relative ease.

Also published on Medium.