What are the 3 C’s? Why are they important? Every problem I run across I address the 3 C’s. I have established this from being a technician for so long. In your job you move anything you can use to your life. The 3 C's are Concern, Cause, Correction.
Anything you come across you can apply the 3 C’s. In the Automotive Service industry, it must be documented on every repair order. When I start my diagnosis on my problem, I start with my concern. I verify that it is an actual concern and not just a normal thing. When I verify the concern, I start running through my mind what is the cause of this abnormal condition?
Most of the time the cause is something simple and basic that was not followed. You may have to do some data analysis to figure out the cause. Run some test and ask some questions. Once you find the root cause your 2/3 of the way there. Now what is the correction?
The correction is usually simple. It is usually getting back to the basics, and what you know is right. The problem usually occurs with the process of getting there. Something toxic needs removed, something needs replaced, something might just need repaired. It is usually about structure and discipline. Somewhere these two things have lack and caused a problem.
Let us look at an example. Let us say your relationship is going all wrong. The concern is the relationship is deteriorating. The cause? This could be for all types of issues. This could be because you are not doing what is needed on your behalf. This could be because the other person in the relationship just does not make any effort. If the cause, is you, you need to fix what you are doing to make that person understand you love them. This may take work, reading the 5 love languages or etc. If the cause is something the other person is doing it takes communication on your part. If they are not willing to put in the effort to work on the relationship or you are not it may be time to end it. Once you know the 3 C’s you can focus on the correction, that is what will fix your problem. Sometimes it may seem complicated, but it is usually simple. When I was young solving problems, someone who was good at it told me most people over complicate things. That stuck to me, and it is so true. Keep Life Simple.
When trying to live a simple life, knowing basic problem solving outlines can help you solve some problems.
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