When you face a difficult problem in life, what do you feel is the best way to solve it? • asking someone with more experience for advice about the problem • finding information about the problem using the Internet • taking a long time to think about the problem Use specific details and examples in your answer. Do not use memorized examples.

We all face difficult problems in life, and everyone has their own approach to handling them. When I am dealing with a serious dilemma, my preferred solution is to talk to an older and more experienced person about it. There are two reasons why I feel this way, which I will explore in the following essay. To begin with, problems do arise unexpectedly, not to trouble you, but to mould your character such that you become more confident and wiser in dealing with problems. Problem solving skills are essential in today’s world, it can take you anywhere if you are good at it. My personal experience is a compelling illustration of this. A couple of months ago, at my workstation, I was finding it difficult to make progress and produce quality results. Suddenly I decided to meet my mentor at the office seeking for suggestions and guidance. Apparently, my mentor has been instrumental in motivating freshers and helping them overcome their difficulties. I felt he was the right person to consult my problem with. On meeting him he suggested me to concentrate for just 3 hours a day for work and gradually increase your working time. Surprisingly, it worked for me and was able to be back on track. This is why, I feel one should ask someone with more experience for advice. Furthermore, I feel more than knowledge, experience speaks more volumes about one individual. Knowledge can be gained any time and maybe spontaneously even, but experience builds gradually with time. In that way, experience gives an individual the upper hand if knowledge fails to do so. For an instance, during my sophomore year, I was assigned with a project by my club. The domain of the project was new for me, I had no experience in working on it. But I was determined to complete with perfection. I decided to approach a senior in the same club who had prior experience in working with such a domain. He guided me seamlessly throughout the entire project. In the process, I also gained experience on working with such a domain as well. After wards, I was capable and developed a calibre and mindset to work with new domains on which I had no prior experience. In conclusion, my approach to problem solving is to talk to someone about my problems. I do this because there are many people in my life who have endured the same things, and because vocalizing my issues helps me overcome my worries.
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