Lateral thinking

Have you ever been told that to think outside the box? I bet you have.

When I was working in the corporate world, once my boss told me “Anjali if you want to grow, then instead of bringing problems, bring solutions on the table.” He added – Unless you are different, you will fail! And I know he was right.

Sometimes in conflicting situations, we see ourselves indulging in something we don’t want. And at our workplace, we find such situations, not only on workplace, we can find such situations in our family life also. And in such situations, only good thinking is required – Thinking differently!

Thinking outside the box simply means that you’re willing to consider different solutions and methods for reaching your desired outcome. If you keep doing the same things, you’ll continue to get the same results and thinking differently requires practice. First, I want to share a video, which long back someone shared with me and I feel this video says it all.

Few things you need to do, to improve your thinking:

  • Gather knowledge, be informed. Read more, increase your knowledge upon every subject.
  • Look around you and pick a familiar object, and study it. Touch it, pick it up, smell it. Keep Studying it until you have learned something about it that you didn’t know before.
  • Be more creative. Experiment everyday, Don’t be rigid in your thinking.
  • Keep motivate yourself to do new things.
  • Be happy and be positive, what I mention in all my posts.
  • Play aggressively with winner mindset.
  • Don’t afraid to say what you want.

Focus on positive results. Whatever you focus your mind upon, automatically it creates an ideal picture of what you think.

So, always try to think differently and get what you want.

Thank you for reading & watching πŸ’–

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Β© Anjali Sharma, Positive Side Of The Coin

80 thoughts on “Lateral thinking

  1. Oh well.. .Your Boss’s comment made me rethink my past experiences… As said unless you are different, you will fail… It is just like “as far as we stay in comfort zone, we can’t achieve anything”

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  2. I’m a big fan of thinking outside the box, and also taking other perspectives. It’s especially good for problem solving. I must admit though that I don’t really do it for trying to get what I want. Maybe that’s where I’m going wrong..!
    Great post =]
    Caz xx

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  3. This is so true. I was once asked by my boss to create a hype for a change and I was not really creative – so I sought the suggestions of peers. Together we were able to roll out a contest that resonated well with the audience. It was something new for me and I had so much fun during the process.

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    1. I understand, when I was new in corporate world, and as I belong from the creative field, I always use to take suggestions from my peer group. And it helped me to grow in the long run. Thank you dear for sharing your experience πŸ’–πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜‡

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  4. Yes! thinking out of box is a healthy habit and we must be open to give and take. I find that we all are capable of thinking out of the radar the issue is we refrain the thoughts to protect the mirage of what the world think if i go over board. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I have always liked what you write Ma’am !! This one too is no exception. Thinking outside the box not only grows us intellectually but also sets an aura of positivity around us!! Good post….as always πŸ™‚

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