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THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX



By Vernalee

Sometimes, it cannot always be business as usual. Change is necessary to foster progress. For many, change poses a reluctance. Why upset the apple cart? However, change is imperative in many situations, which brings me to one of my favorite management cliches: Thinking outside the box. “Thinking outside the box is a metaphor that means to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective. It refers to novel or creative thinking. To think outside the box is to look further and to try not thinking of the obvious things, but to try thinking of the things beyond them.” To do so may require a paradigm shift in our thought processes and our methodology to problem solving. In that light, I share with you many wise sayings that will if no more encourage critical thinking. Here goes: * When nothing goes right … Go left. * “Instead of thinking outside the box, get rid of the box.” (Deepak Chopra) * Thinking is not enough, you have to act. * “Being able to think outside the box presupposes you were able to think in it.” (Bob Lutz). * To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. * “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination.” (Albert Einstein). I occasionally think out loud. Yes, I have been known from time to time to put on my thinking hat. To “Vernalize” this point, I share with you one of my personal mottos which reflects how I think. “If it is to be, it is left up to me.”

When you are “it,” you not only think outside of the box, you move the box and do what is necessary “to make ends meet“ as you mobilize your agenda ...whether you are in or out of the box! Photo credit: www.xplor.org