Getting out of the box is easier said than actually done. So what is needed to get out of the box? I found a video on Tedx Talks by Giovanni Corazza, and came away with a few main points.
To be creative, you need to practice out-of-the-box thinking.
Think of what you do not know and challenges your comfort.
Be aware of your assumptions. Basics assumptions prevent you from thinking creatively.
Value Long Thinking. Judge ideas by how they fit as an whole, NOT individually. This can really only happen with patience.
Apply your theories and concepts to areas that were never applied to before.
Be open minded!
Creative thinking is about finding many alternatives and choosing the best answer, not about finding the “right” answer. Find the value in your idea.
The idea if this is right than someone has already done it and this means I can’t do it. This isn’t the best way to think about it.
Think of ways to challenge to your environment. If the environment punishes you for your ideas you will stay in the box.
Combine different disciplines to create new ideas using metaphors.
Here is the video! What did you take away from it?