By Peter Mosley
Number Eleven in series Number Ten is here.
Following up on problem reversal in our last installment, there are always alternate actions that can be applied to a given problem.
Just ask yourself
"What if I …….." and plug in each one of the opposites:
Stretch it/Shrink It
Freeze it/Melt it
Personalise it/De-personalise it
This allows you to change the direction or location of your perspective. A physical change of perspective, like "Managing by Walking-around", or simply doing something different always provides a fresh perspective. (More on that later)
Turn defeat into victory or victory into defeat
If something turns out bad, think about the positive aspects of the situation.
If I lost all of the files off this computer, what good would come out of it? Maybe I would spend more time outside playing! Who knows!
I believe that the best jolt to creativity is a change of perspective.