THINK: Thinking deeper, thinking deeply, and thinking differently is one way to live and succeed these days. There are so many distractions these days that it’s impossible to remember. Thinking, according to Henry Ford, is the most difficult job to do. And so many challenges and issues facing us, the world is searching for someone who can have ideas and responses.
Are you aware that certain people are paying to come up with new ideas? Consultants are rewarded for their ability to learn. They sell ideas, which are the creations of their minds.
Thought-Outside-The-Box literally means thinking differently, dynamically, or with an open mind to fresh thoughts. The box is a symbol – it clearly reflects the actual, and sometimes unnoticed, expectations about a situation (In-the-box thinking). To generate new thoughts, creative thought accepts and denies the accepted model.
While researching this idea, I came across an article that provided useful information. Below are the ten things you must do to think beyond the box, according to the article:
1. Describe the box –
The “box” is your usual way of doing and doing things. Much of the time, we just support the status quo. We must recognize the ‘box,’ follow a mindset of constantly looking for a better path, and assume that one exists.
2. Query hypotheses –
The presumption is the most fundamental level of understanding. Look at it in a certain way. Be conscious of what you take for granted and be open to fresh thoughts.
3. Avoid being stuck in a routine–
keep an involved, open mind. Look for ways to break free from a routine, monotonous way of doing stuff. Personal discipline is required.
4. Emphasize the importance of discovering new innovations –
Throw out the notion that “there’s nothing different under the sun.” On the opposite, the climate transforms on a regular basis. It is not a waste of time to seek out and discover new ideas. Rather, it will act as an innovative inspiration to enrich your life as an entrepreneur by introducing new possibilities and solutions.
5. Don’t be afraid –
6. Explore the “strange” proposal –
Go ahead and pursue your unconventional proposals after undertaking a feasibility report, not a survey of public opinion. Whether or not it succeeds, you would have learned a valuable lesson.
7. Listen to others –
Pay careful attention to others in order to receive input, thoughts, recommendations, and future solutions. Listening does not imply acceptance. Diversity promotes imagination. This also involves reading pertinent books written by brilliant minds, such as Bill Gates’ Business@The Pace of Thinking, Les Brown’s Live Your Dreams, Robert Kiyosaki‘s Rich Dad, Poor Dad, and Richard Branson’s Losing My Virginity (An autobiography). Listening to brilliant minds or reading books written by them would undoubtedly provide you with inspired ideas for your own life or company.
8.Accept multiple solutions –
In fact, most scenarios and problems will have multiple solutions. So many people assume that their solution is the only one that can work in a given set of circumstances. Often cases, on the other side, require a multitude of problems rather than a singular concern, as well as a plethora of possible remedies. Keeping an open mind, being imaginative, and recasting a single challenge in various ways will lead to a multitude of potential alternatives – all of which can be beneficial.
9. Use your brain
You must be a logical thinker in order to see beyond the box. You shouldn’t do anything simply because it’s the way you’ve always done it or the way everybody else does it. To solve problems, think about new knowledge, or process new ideas Allow your mind to perspire. Put forward emotional effort.
10. Find time to be innovative –
While most creative people develop spontaneously, most people who want to be creative would make a deliberate attempt to view the world in new ways and be able to do new ideas.
Such an undertaking necessitates a substantial expenditure in both energy and time. If you have the means, fly outside of Nigeria and Africa, preferably to Europe, North America, South America, Australia, and Asia, to see how people think and articulate themselves. Watch movies with an open mind and a desire to learn.