Thinking “outside the box” is overhyped.
Beatle George Harrison, when asked how he could produce so many creative song ideas answered, “If you thought of nothing but song ideas, you could come up with songs too.”
Sometimes it’s better to narrow your thinking.
Want to be a better writer? Spend time writing. Better musician? Concentrate on the music.
Want to be a creative problem solver?
Spend less time on the creative and more time on the solution.