Unblocking Thinker’s Block
Have you ever had “thinkers block?” It’s a problem similar to writer’s block, but instead of words, you’re stumped for ideas.
In this scoop of Sand for Your Inbox, I offer you a technique to get your ideas flowing.
In his book Out of the Box: 101 Ideas for Thinking Creatively, author Rob Eastaway outlines five types of creative thinkers: Child-Like, Problem-Solver, Dreamer, Builder, and Imagineer. He recommends adopting their characteristics and key words to have a more creative attitude.
In looking at this list further I realized… When a specific problem is obstructing your thoughts you can also use these characteristics and key words – like super-strength brain cleaner – to get your ideas flowing again!
Here’s the list from Rob’s book:
|Has the curiosity and confidence to explore ideas.|
|Regards every setback or block as a problem to be solved.|
|Aspires to what might be, rather than what is.|
|Supports other people’s ideas and knows how to build on them.|
|Is ready to think the unthinkable and explore the unknown.|
Next time you’re stuck on a problem, get thoughts flowing again with…
- Why not?
- How to…
- I wish…
- Yes, and…
- What if?
Let me know what you think. Do these ideas work for you?
I invite you read other clever ideas at the Idea Sandbox blog!
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