It’s often said that in order to become better at solving problems or be more creative, we have to be willing to think outside the box.
What this means is sometimes our usual way of thinking may not get us to the result or solution we are looking for, so we have to do things we don’t normally do.
Thinking “inside the box” refers to a predictable way of evaluating things. When we are thinking inside the box, it can stifle our creativity, delay the completion of tasks or projects, and fail to generate new ideas.
On the other hand, thinking outside the box can:
- Lead to new innovative ideas or solutions.
- Generate new levels of excitement or enthusiasm.
- Accelerate the achievement of goals.
- Develop higher levels of confidence.
- Help us become better problem solvers.
If thinking outside the box has many advantages, how do we it?