Have you ever heard of “Out of the Box” thinking? Everyone must be familiar with this but let’s take a deeper look at it.
Thinking outside the box generally means creative thinking or thinking from a different perspective. So this is supposed to be out of the box thinking.
Your assumptions are the constraints that keep you focussed on getting solutions within the box. But at the same time, a person who gives a solution beyond the box is appreciated even more than the people who find solutions within the box. Strange right?
The box is just created in order to get people to focus on a particular direction and not let them lose track of the whole problem. If the box itself becomes the barrier to solving a problem, just simply push out the borders outwards. This will help you. The best way to expand your boundaries is to regularly review your assumptions.
The best players of any game would know the ins and outs of the game. Similarly, to expand your boundaries in any aspect of your life, simply knowing what your assumptions are will immensely help you.
We make assumptions every day of our lives. It is deep-rooted in the way we think that we sometimes subconsciously start assuming things. This is also true in other aspects of life.
Important understanding to have is that there is always more than one way to solve any problem you are having.
Sometimes, working hard or working extra hours might not be the best approach. You need to redefine how you look for solutions to a problem. As long as you are involved and open-minded, doors will open up.