Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Creative Distance

If you want that a-ha moment, where you suddenly see a completely different way of solving a problem, think first about someplace far, far away. It's more than a metaphor, distance can actually help you be more creative. Just thinking about a distant place will change how you think about whatever problems you are dealing with. Try it next time you're stuck.

For more, read the Scientific American article here.

1 comment:

Magaly Guerrero said...

I usually think about the woods or the beach back home in the Dominican Republic, whenever I'm trying to get away from daily annoyances that keep me from figuring something out. I was being scientific and didn't even know it. Hm...