How can you train your brain to see a bigger picture?Small details can distract thinking and problem-solving. Zoom out to gain a broader perspective and anchor your reasoning to bigger ideas, diverse perspectives and global themes.
SCIENCE SAYS: The process of synthesizing information strengthens one's ability to form abstract ideas and integrate personal experiences with world knowledge, critical skills for higher-order learning. Applying the Brainpower of Zoom Out helps avoid silos of isolated and static thinking.
WAYS TO BEGIN:
- Step back from details and seeking out big picture ideas.
- Consider possible connections between different ways of thinking.
- Challenge yourself to look beyond literal meaning and explore abstract conclusions.
- Focus on big picture ideas: Apply strategic thinking to boost your problem-solving.