I am a thinker. When I wake up, I think about what I have to do that day, and how I’m going to get it done. Sometimes I think about a movie I just watched or an encounter I had. Sometimes my imagination goes wild with a simple “what if” question.
Even though it’s been a while since I read the book, I remember his ideas about purposefully setting aside time to think, and keeping a notebook or recorder handy for those times you come up with great ideas or solutions just as you wake up or are driving.
How often have you been in a rut, personally or professionally, as you continue to do the same things over and over? What if you had some daily “think time?” What if you spent time each day thinking about possibilities to expand your horizons, to give to others, to create solutions, to find another box to think outside of?”
Innovation in business, as in any sphere, is largely the result of people who think differently than the rest of the world. People who take the time to see the picture from another angle, to consider the possibilities, to ask “what if?” are the people who change the world.
Don’t be a follower. Don’t do it how it’s always been done. Ask questions. Dream up answers. Fill your head with new ideas. Take your business and your life to the next level. As Winnie the Pooh says, “People who don’t Think probably don’t have Brains; rather, they have grey fluff that’s blown into their heads by mistake.”