One of the things that I feel separates people in the area of competence is the ability to think on your feet. In other words the ability to solve a problem when one randomly occurs.
Before you think this is a rant about people, it is not. I am not going to use any names or situations but I will just be helping you get strategy for when problems arise.
Thinking on your feet doesn’t mean you’re the smartest person in the room but it does require you to be logical with out the fear of failure. There is this show I watched on Netflix and it was called “The IT Guys” they were the computer technicians of some corporate building. When ever someone would call with a problem they Answered the phone saying “IT, did you check of it was plugged in? Have you tried turning it off and then on?” Computers are exciting, sometimes getting a new computer is so exciting you forget to plug something in then you think something is wrong with it.
Precision is more valuable than speed. Be precise about the things you do and the projects you take on. This is a crucial thing because the more precise you are means that the chances of problems occurring are cut down.
There is always a solution. We live in a time where we have access to an infinite amount of knowledge. We have smart phones that are more advanced than some computers. We have data plans which are faster than any coffee shops free wifi. And most importantly, we have google. Google is a verb it is the act of someone using google. Google also owns YouTube and between those two resources you can find articles about anything in the world and watch a video about anything. All your problems can be solved if you google it.