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Friday, October 20, 2006

Problem Solving

Paul always beats me at chess. Always. It's the most frustrating thing because i know all the rules and the basics of strategy; however, after about the fourth move I am overwhelmed with moves, uncertainty grips me and i choke. I hate and love playing chess with paul.

Recently, i began a new flash project for Dr. C - it came to me late and i spent the first day trying to figure out how to approach the project - do i do it all xml-ly and cool? Do i construct it author-time? Uncertainty gripped me. It wasn't until the next day that i finally started putting the pieces together in flash - mocking up menus (i ganked the look of the access wayfinding 'dot' although not nearly as expertly) etc...

I have a tumultuous problem solving process. It's like a hurricane of uncertainty, fear and doubt inside of me, so when i came upon this cool problem solving chart i thought there may be some hope for me. Some process that i can follow to help me overcome the whirlwind of emotions that paralyze me at the very thought of doing/making decisions/etc...

Anyone else have problems with this?

p.s. - cool link:

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  • that flickr doodad is swell!

    By Blogger pablo, at 2:05 PM  

  • I love it Killy.
    Not my middle name, but my first name is - difficulty in accomplishing goals due to lack of planning and clearly defined goals and therefore I expend all my energy in the emotional netherworlds of doubt and anxiety and end up checking the blog 20 times an hour without posting due to lack of things to say.

    Now that is quite a long first name so I boiled it down to the clever moniker - colin.

    I am going to look at this diagram ever time I start a new project - like picking out my shoes in the morning - and I will now have to wait in line at the courthouse so I can finally change my name to "Mr. Accomplisher of all things great and small."

    By Blogger colin, at 3:49 PM  

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