"Every intellectual endeavour starts with a note." (Sönke Ahrens, How to Take Smart Notes) If you accept the premise, you will do your best thinking, analyzing, and problem solving by writing a note. What problem can you begin to "push into a corner" to better define it?
Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love. - 1 Corinthians 13:13 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1Corinthians13:13&version=NLT