Think sideways; explore the
least likely directions; abandon step-by-step approach and thinking
'to one side' and master the 'lateral thinking' approach.
Sharpen your brain –
exchange ideas with other creative people
as often as you can.
This is useful not only for stimulating idea generation but also for
giving you an opportunity to validate your ideas through
If you are thinking along a
certain line and nothing happens, stop.
Step out of your shoes, analyze the problem again and see if you
can come up with a new approach.
If you are working on a
problem and getting nowhere, leave it for a while and
let your subconscious – your depth mind – to take over. Soon, new ideas and
facts will inspire new associations and innovative combinations.