Concentrating harder won’t force that ‘eureka moment’ you need.
Instead, your best option might be to step away from the problems and get do something unrelated to the project.
When you stop thinking about a task, your brain continues working on the problem in the background.
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In many cases, when you are tempted to stay up late to find a solution to an obstacle, you might be better sleeping on it.
The brain makes better connections when you are asleep, allowing you to make new and useful associations between unrelated ideas.
In many situations when people encounter a problem, they tend to default to what they should do instead of asking what they could do.
Could helps you think outside an existing problem to generate more creative solutions.
Most people jump straight from finding a problem to attempting to solve it.
Having a systematic approach to how you deal with problems, as opposed to just going by gut and feelings, can make a big difference in how you creatively find answers to your obstacles.
Detectives and investigators use the process. They ask both obvious and unthinkable questions.
Get close and collect information about how the problem is manifesting. Understand where the problem does and doesn’t happen, when the problem started, and how often the problem o...
For many years, scientists have found that amazing ideas, solutions to problems and obstacles often come to people when they aren’t actively trying to develop a solution.
The incubation period works because your brain gets to take a break from everything distracting you.
Working backwards is useful when the final result is clear but the initial portion of a problem is obscure.
Reverse engineering allows you to notice patterns your brain normally ignores.
Whenever I have a problem I just sing, then I realize my voice is worse than my problem
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That’s a scientifically recognized phenomenon where an idea is unconsciously worked out by the brain. It often happens when we are trying to solve a hard problem and take a break to do an unrelated task.
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Thinking hard doesn’t mean you will get a great solution. One might need to step away from the problem and do something else for a while. The brain continues to work in the background and an innovative solution may be unearthed by spending time on something unrelated. The solution can be trusted ...
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