All of us will encounter numerous problems in our life. To solve these problems, some people prefer to use creativity when meeting with trouble, while others are willing to plan carefully to tackle them. Both of the two strategies are adopted extensively, in my opinion, however, the latter one is more effective in solving problems.
Most importantly, a well-planned solution makes it helpful and practical in tackling problems. When people sort out all the indispensible steps needed in problem-solving, they can tell whether these steps, in other words, the solution, can be put into practice. On the contrary, a creative idea cannot guarantee itself the best solution. Without efficient organization, creativity may sometimes lead to fruitless results. For example, in the pursuit of flying in the sky, there used to be a lot of creative ideas in human history. However, none of these ideas resulted in successful outcome since they didn’t take technological factors into account.
Moreover, the real cause of a problem can be found in a careful plan. To solve problems with complex causes, we usually need detailed planning and checking rather than a creative mind. For a doctor, when facing a patient with a symptom of flu, he will not just prescribe some cold medicines to the patient. Instead, he will ask the patient to undergo a series of check-ups such as blood test or X ray. The check-ups are equal to careful planning before making the right decision.
It is sure that creativity can also be beneficial. It does have its values. Under some circumstances, creative ideas can contribute a lot in solving problems when conventional methods are proved to be useless. Nevertheless, planning carefully should still be considered as the main approach towards problems since it is more widely used and proved to be more efficient.
In a word, making a plan is a scientific method in analyzing difficult situations and can make us find out the key in solving problems. Although creativity is also helpful, planning cannot be replaced as it is a more effective and commonly used problem-solving skill in our daily life