How your Problems Solving talents can help you at work.

Some of the most successful people in business, government, in relations with other people, and indeed in life itself, are those who have the capabilities to solve problems correctly and effectively. Within one's self, it is valuable to realize problem solving abilities, and it is equally valuable to be able to perceive problem solving capabilities in others.

First, how can someone find problem solving capabilities in themselves? As a matter of fact, most people who have problem solving capabilities do not fully appreciate the extent of their talents, but it can be detected by the actions of others around you. If you frequently find that others in your family, social circles or on the job come to you for advice, and continue to come to you regularly for advice, this is typically a good sign that you are gifted with excellent problem solving capabilities.

Moreover, if you are enjoying a great deal of professional success, and your peers speak highly of you, this is probably due, in a great part, to your ability to solve problems for others. If you do have the ability to solve problems, and you realize that you do, do not be shy about making the most of the ability. This is a talent that not everyone has, and it can be used to tremendous benefit in personal and professional life.

You can personally enjoy rewarding relationships with some great people if you can solve problems for them, or have the ability to solve problems that are holding back the potential of a full-powered relationship with that person. You can also expect to see the number of close friends that you have increase greatly. On the job, if you can troubleshoot and solve small problems before they become big (and expensive!) problems for your employer, you will soon gain the reputation as someone who takes charge and gets things done. Moreover, when you build a reputation as a money-saver for the company, you soon become worth your weight in gold, making you the ideal candidate for promotion and pay increases, as your employer knows that by keeping you on the payroll, you will earn your keep many times over because of your talent for taking care of problems. Effective problem solvers, as a matter of fact, can really be viewed as opportunity creators, as they turn a negative into a positive and transform their surroundings.

Problem solving skills in others can also be cultivated if you notice that someone has the potential to be a great problem solver, but the talent is unrealized in themselves. Because of your own talent for solving problems, you can 'take the bull by the horns' and help someone else to reach their top problem solving potential. Better yet, join forces and become a problem solving team. The sky will be the limit if you work together- no problem will be too formidable for you and your partner!

In closing, take notice of your talents and the talents of those around you-the results could be revolutionary!