In our desire to
think logically, we tend to organize everything into little
compartments and keep it there. One word is all it takes to give you
access to one of your compartments. Try it. What the word "vacation"
brings up in your mind (travel, beach, sightseeing?) and what not
(violin?)? But if you spent a vacation learning to play the violin,
it would be in that compartment.
"The logical structure of our compartments is
so important that we tend to avoid something that is at variance with them.
We want things to be orderly and 'right'. So when something intrudes into
our logical patterns, we become uncomfortable ‒ our comfort zone has been
resist strange-seeming change. We expect things to happen logically, so
we can anticipate the results of action. If they don't happen logically,
unexpected results can occur, and we can feel unhappy. So we avoid the
unexpected by staying with the comfortable," says Timothy Foster, the author
of 101 Ways To Generate Great Ideas.
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You must start
thinking differently to avoid
this barrier to generating great ideas that may seem illogical. You need to
recognize this barrier and challenge yourself to act sometimes differently,
illogically to avoid the logical trap.
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worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some
~ Henry David
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