A favorite saying of many leaders is “Think outside the box.” Meaning that we should look for a solution that wouldn’t normally be on our radar.
That’s all good an well. But have you ever thought that you should think inside of the box?
What Is Thinking Inside Of The Box?
Thinking inside of the box takes into account your strengths and what you’re good at. It could also be looking at your weaknesses. Sometimes your weakness can be a strength.
Look at your normal patterns of thought. Where do they lead? What are they showing you?
That’s your box! It’s unique to you.
Your talents. Your skills. Your ideas.
Put all of those together and you’ve got something great.
Why You Should Think Inside The Box
We’ve been told for so long that we need to look for ideas that are outside of our comfort zone. It will create brilliant solutions.
I call baloney!
You need to look inward and see what’s inside of the box. You’re bursting with ideas that no one else has thought of. Your box is full and needs to be explored.
As you search and examine your box, you’ll discover grand adventures waiting to be explored. Ideas that no one else has ever thought. Strength that no one else possesses.
Thinking inside your box gives you power.
Thinking Inside Your Box
Begin today to think inside of your box. Look for those solutions that are unique to you.
Glean from your life experiences. The broken hearts. The difficult relationships. The happiness and the sadness.
Every life experience brings a unique idea to the table. And it’s all from your box.
Do you see the power this brings you?
You’re able to see connections where someone else may not.
You’re able to use emotions to solve the problem.
You’re able to bring a new value to the table. The value of your past experiences.
Thinking inside the box allows you to bring a unique perspective to the table. Something no one else is able to.
The next time you’re faced with a difficult issue, decide if you need to think inside of the box.
Would it help to
- Relate it to a previous experience
- Connect to an emotion you’ve felt before
- Compare it to a project that succeeded in the past
See! Thinking inside of the box can be beneficial. Now go out and think inside of the box.
Question: What have you learned from thinking inside of the box? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.