recognize that you and everyone else have
ingrained assumptions about every situation.
Play a Child: Ask plenty of
'Why?' and 'Why Not?' questions in order to discover and
challenge those assumptions.
4 WHYs of True Success
Play an External Observer:
pretend you are a complete
and ask questions like 'Why do
you do it this way at all?'
Unpackage the Problem: reduce a
situation to its
components in order to take it out of your environment.
consider an issue from
many different angles;
restate a problem in different terms.
Imagine the Opposite:
what the experts and professionals advise and then consider
doing the opposite...
only dead fish swim with the stream."