It can be difficult to be a solutions-person.
You know what I mean, the type of person who doesn’t run around like a headless chicken, but has that uncanny ability to be able to provide solutions that make sense, to almost any problem.
These people, they aren’t able to do this because they know more than others, or because they have more experience.
It’s about becoming a deep analytical thinker instead of a shallow thinker. Be careful, this has nothing to do with the amount of time you spend considering something before you decide a course of action. In fact, you may find you are quicker, because you have already given yourself a framework for deep thinking, and so when a problem comes up, you can quickly identity a host of great solutions.
Regarding problem-solving, I normally try and listening or understand the problems, and turn them into actionable goals, because goals put you in the correct frame of mind to find solutions.
So, problems to goals, goals to solutions.
Get out there and solve!