September 26, 2010

Solution-focused before you ever heard of it

Before I had ever heard about the solution-focused approach I have on several occasions in my life, I guess intuitively,  acted and thought in a very solution-focused way. One of these occasions which I remember ironically took place in the beginning of the 1980s around the time the approach was developed. 
Many solution-focused colleagues have told me they too have acted and thought solution-focused before they heard about the approach. I am curious about your experiences. 

My question is: Do you remember you have acted or thought in a very specific solution-focused way too before your ever heard about the approach? If so, what principle or technique did you think of or apply?

2 comments:

  1. This is an excellent question because it is solution-focused in itself; it forces one to use a main principle of the theory, namely, that there have always been times in the past when effective solutions were applied to a problem.

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  2. I agree. I think this principle must have always been around to some extent. Both in our own individual lives and in history.

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