Problems and solutions are tight one to each other, there is no solution that doesn’t come from a problem, and therefore, there is no problem that comes before a solution. It’s a correlation. It’s a basic concept, but it’s powerful to know them well and have an attitude towards them.
One of my favorite bosses early in my career gave me the following advice in my very first day:
If you bring me a solution I would do my best to help you implement it, but if you bring me a problem then I would need to fix it, and you would have to implement my solution whether you agreed or not.