So, this is something I’ve thought upon for quite some time and always intended to make a video of it (but we know what they say about intentions).
There is a phrase people use: “Think outside of the box.” I’ve refined that phrase to “Expand your box thinking.” So, hear me out on this. We all live and think in boxes. Oh, its true! It’s damn true! When we think outside of our box, its like a spark and novel idea. That’s great and awesome, don’t get me wrong. However, if it is truly “outside the box” then you may never be able to access that spark or idea again.
What if we expanded our box? We have a spark of an idea and create a pathway from where we are to where that idea is. Suddenly that idea is something we can go back to whenever we want or need. Your box shouldn’t be a square or rectangle. It should be more like a star or snowflake with many, many arms reaching out into different directions.
Our ideas, thoughts, and solutions are like water and they take the shape of the container they are in. If you pour water on the table it runs off the edges and is lost. Pour the water in a container and it can be used over and over again.
*previously posted on LinkedIn