If you want a problem to go away, redefine it. See it in another way. Set a new horizon. Dare I repeat…get out of the box… The journey to freedom is a perception change away.
Says Carl Jung –
“The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown. Some higher or wider interest arise on the person’s horizon and through this widening of his view, the insoluble problem loses its urgency. It is not solved logically in its own terms, but fades out in contrast to a new and stronger life tendency.”
Says Albert Einstein –
““Problems cannot be solved with the same mind set that created them.”
Keeping a sense of humour helps too.
Creativity involves novelty, usefulness and surprise in ideas, decisions and/or actions.
Three easy ways to open the box
- redefine a challenge [give it new energy]
- see it with new eyes [on a different level of thinking]
- use information to understand it that was not earlier considered
If you are a leader and looking to energize your team, why not hold a lunch meeting where holding a conversation about this notion? I’m happy to help you structure it so that results are also produced. Feel free to get in touch.
Marci Segal, MS, Freeing Leaders’ thinking so they can create new futures.