Meditate to Deviate
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To think out of a rut, you have to turn off the part of your brain that demands sense. Space out. Allow unusual thoughts, contradictions, and fuzzy thinking to play with each other. Take advantage of all the connections in all the space in your brain. What if you programmed some spacing out time in your day or in your employees’ day? Meditate in order to deviate! Would you and they come up with better ideas? You can count on it. Companies who take new product development seriously give their researchers time to work on projects that may or may not pay off. Give your speculative thinking some real respect. Why not mark some space out time on your calendar? You’ll be surprised at what undirected, purely exploratory thinking does to your life.
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