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Reclaim Inspiration and "Aha Moments"

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How can you be intentional about finding inspiration?

Discoveries often come about without warning, and innovation by accident. So how can you plan for "aha moments" when revelations seem to manifest themselves without reason?


The brain thrives on innovative thinking, whereas familiarity breeds rote thinking and stagnation. So when you need a creative breakthrough, try something new. Seek out simple, realistic steps. Making incremental changes can strengthen creative thinking in your work and daily life.


  • Ask "outside the box" questions to explore new ideas.
  • Gather different points of view to consider, while withholding bias.
  • Brainstorm for several varied approaches, without immediately eliminating any of them.
  • Reset your thoughts with regular brain breaks: Literally do nothing (and think about nothing) for five full minutes.

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