Innovative thinking is messy and effortful. Step by step models and formulas exist, but following a method does not mean you will succeed. Situations calling for creative thought tend to be unique in important ways.
When I am asked to help with a project that requires new thinking this is what I keep in mind.
- Plan appropriate blocks of time. Break throughs might seem to come in a flash. In reality, chunks of dedicated time nourish inspiration.
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