Have you ever had one of those Ah-ha! moments? Those times in your life when you believed one thing only to find out the opposite was true?
Everyone has them. Some probably have them more than others. I like to refer to these Ah-ha! moments as thinking outside the box. That’s been a catch-phrase of the past two decades, so now it doesn’t have the same power as it did before. It has lost its edge from overuse and misuse. Thinking outside the box to some might be ordering muffins for a meeting instead of the doughnuts that have been ordered for the past ten years.
That’s not really thinking outside the box. That’s just making a change.
One way of thinking outside the box to me means someone has taken a truth that is generally known in society and flipped it inside out to reveal the actual truth. It’s like viewing something from a different angle and learning it is “B” instead “A” like everyone else thought.
This sort of discovery is thought of as innovative thinking because it was never before realised.