Rumination is generally considered a negative trait, dwelling too much on past events can hold you back. New research however showcases how certain types of problem solving focused rumination can lead to improvements which benefit your future.
We all learn from our experiences, either through our own or from others, it's our ability to understand how to build upon these experiences which leads us to success. People with this ability are able to learn from their mistakes quicker, rather than dwelling and becoming consumed by the situation.
Problem solvers love to find a good problem that activates their imagination and
critical thinking skills to discover a solution. The process of finding solutions
to difficult or complex issues drives them to action.
They are good at identifying the issue, clarifying the problem, considering all
possible solutions, evaluating the options and then selecting the most
appropriate one when considering all stakeholders. Project managers excel at
problem-solving in this manner, including evaluation and monitoring after the
problem is solved.
Problem solvers may be both analytical and creative, and are prone to order,
compare, and analyse. They are times divergent - considering a large range of
ideas, and also integrative - integrating opposing ideas, in their