The first step to living the life you want is leaving the life you don’t want. Taking the first step forward is always the hardest, but then each step forward gets easier and easier, and each step forward gets you close and closer until eventually what had once been invisible starts to be visible and what had once felt impossible starts to feel possible.
~ Karen Salmansohn
Excerpt: Albert Einstein was once asked what the difference was between him and the average person. He said that if you asked the average person to find a needle in the haystack, the person would stop when he or she found a needle. He, on the other hand, would tear through the entire haystack looking for all the possible needles. With creative thinking, one generates as many alternative approaches as one can.
Creative thinking is inclusive thinking. You consider the least obvious as well as the most likely approaches, and you look for different ways to look at the problem. It is the willingness to explore all approaches that is important, even after one has found a promising one.