Always turn into the skid...
Do you remember high school Driver's Ed class? Do you remember when the teacher said that the best way to recover from a skid is to turn into it? It's counter intuitive and you were sure the teacher was completely crazy, but it worked.
The same advice holds true for problem-solving.
Sometimes we get wrapped up in our own cleverness or worse, we're tied to the idea of "that's the way we've always done it."
Get over it.
Instead of flowing with the status quo face the problem head on.
Turn into the skid and look at the situation from a new perspective.
Think about what you're trying to accomplish then ask yourself what other strategies will yield the same results.
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