Stumped by a business problem? Perhaps it’s complex and gnarly; it’s complications compounded by competing interests of stakeholders?
Before you go at it again, take a break and get happy. No seriously; I mean it. Stop tackling the task. Instead, think about something that makes you feel really good. It may be the time when you received an award, got a bonus, received positive feedback or word of a promotion, or maybe it was when you held a beautiful baby or realized that strange, giddy feeling was love. As best you can, relive that good feeling moment. Reconnect with how happy you felt.
Now, hold on that great feeling, carry that energy back to the problem and begin again. Your positive state of mind will enable you to make measurable progress toward a solution. So, get happy, then get to work!