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As we age, our brains become increasingly more ingrained into familiar patterns and routines.
Our acquired patterns and routines virtually confine us to our thinking to "the box", or m...
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... through everything you do. That's the power of compounding. If you get 1% better at understanding how the world works, how human behavior works, how economic systems function, and understanding your own brain — that 1% improvement impacts everything you do.
The best kind of knowledge is not ephemeral junk , that will be useless in a few years, but the core pillars of human knowledge and the major academic disciplines. That knowledge changes very slowly over time and it’s a core foundation that you can build upon and grow from.
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However bad it looks, draw a picture of your challenge and possible ways to solve it. Drawing engages your right brain and can release the hold your logical left brain has on thinking about ...
Breakthrough thinking and creativity often come from making unusual connections.
Oscillate between seemingly unrelated topics, concepts, or issues to find the connection that makes an idea to move "outside the box. " Don't discount anything as unrelated or unconnected.
Challenge conventional wisdom and make nonconformity the expected conversation. Ask "Why? " "How might we. .. ?" and "What if. .. ?" to come up with new ideas.
Ask your team to imagine they are the competitors and to plan an attack on your vulnerable spots. This challenges the strategic status quo and identifies new issues from a different perspective.
Careers and markets change over time, and you’ll need to be able to change in kind to remain relevant.
Thinking outside the box will help you stay adaptable. Your mind won’t be closed ...
If you view things as unchangeable, then nothing can change for the better. By thinking outside the box and questioning the status quo, you’ll constantly be considering how you could improve something.
Thinking outside the box can expand your worldview, allowing you to have a greater perspective on the events in your life. When you’re willing to consider alternative ways and points of view, you can find more potential solutions.
A greater perspective can make you more receptive to different ideas, which means that you won’t be limited by a small worldview.
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