Most people accept the risk with adversity. Of course, many resources are needed. However, very few who can think creatively eliminates the trouble with a simple way.
By: Mochamad Yusuf*
A friend who like played golf hobby ever tell a unique and exciting event. One time when he saw the golf tournament, a professional player faces a tricky problem.
He has done a good punch in the beginning. And the ball fell near the green field. When running in fairway, he knew his ball into a paper bag. Yes, food wrappers carelessly discarded by the spectator.
According to tournament rules, when he took the ball from a paper bag, he will get punishment beatings. But when he hit the ball with a paper bag, the result is not perfect. He got a bad score.
Actually this is not the event once or twice. Many other professional players who experience it. Most of them do took the ball and receive punishment. After that they worked hard until the end of the tournament was over punishment. Just a little, maybe even almost nothing, the player who hit the ball with the paper bag. The risks are too great.
What do I do it?
He thought a moment, and the spectator including my friend, is pounding waiting for what he would do. Hitting the ball with a paper bag or a ball out of a paper bag?
Finally he pulled something from his pants pocket. It turned out it was a lighter. And burn the paper bags. He waited until the paper out.
Then he chose the right stick, aiming for a moment, swinging with steady, … wus hit and the ball fell right near the hole in the green field. Great! He did not get the punishment and still able to maintain its position.
Another story is very well known, whether this fact or ‘hoax’, as the cold war a few decades ago. At that time, the U.S. and Russia ‘race’ landing a man on the moon. In an effort to achieve the moon, they face the same obstacle: the astronauts could write in space. Pen ink can not get out because of zero gravity.
U.S. to solve the problem by establishing a task team to make anti-gravity pen. During the 3-month, 12-member team of people from different disciplines are finally finished pen. The cost is quite expensive, hundreds of dollars.
But what was decided by the Russians? Russia thought for a moment and decided that the astronauts use … pencil to write in space. Cost, time and energy spent almost nothing. But the solution that is used quite solve the problem.
In life, is commonplace when we face problems. Sometimes a small problem can be solved easily. But there are many complicated issues that hard to find the right solution. Because any solution seems to be a dilemma, just like a golfer experiences.
Most people accept the risk with difficulties, such as the U.S. team that makes anti-gravity pen. Of course, many resources are needed. However, very few who can think creatively eliminate the difficulties with simple and easy way.
Have you done it? [TSA, 01/03/2010 at dawn]
*Mochamad Yusuf is an online analyst, public speaker, radio host, lecturer and IT practitioner at SAM Design. Actively writing and his books have been published, “99 Jurus Sukses Mengembangkan Bisnis Lewat Internet”. You can follow his activities on his website, or in his Facebook.