Think outside the box
Wed Feb 13, 2019 · 108 words

Approaching a problem head-on frequently solves the problem.


Approaching it from a different, seemingly unrelated angle may yield better results… especially if you’re stuck.

Suppose you’re stuck on a difficult problem…

Pick any object near by, and come up with a way to use that object to solve or help you solve your problem.

Keep coming up with more ways to use that object. When you run out of ideas, try another object and repeat.

The idea is to come up with ideas you wouldn’t normally think of when you’re solving a problem the traditional logical way.

See the problem-solving checklist for more ideas about solving problems.

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