Don’t be afraid of difficult questions. Ask them.
Be curious about the situation, what’s happening, and what you can do with what you learn. Such an act involves a degree of solitude and introspection, but the results far outweigh the cost of personal revelation. Curiosity asks open-ended questions and that’s what we sometimes need, to ask ourselves questions that allow complicated and long-winded answers. Don’t be afraid of such a beginning.
From the jumbled mess, we can then narrow down our answers through further questioning until we get to the root of the problem, and work on a solution. Over time, this muscle becomes strengthened so that we know to periodically stand back and assess whether we are still on course and where to make adjustments.