When was the last time you did something for the first time? Do you avoid taking risks (making a discussion and accepting the decision consequences) or trying new things? One of the best ways to get out of the rut of your own thinking is to innovate. You can do that in little, everyday ways: Drive to work a different way from normal. Order an unfamiliar dish at your favorite restaurant. Ask a different colleague to help you with a familiar project. Take yourself off of auto pilot. Unpopular thinking asks questions and seeks options. In 2013, I moved my family from Virginia to Nebraska. Nebraska is a nice state, but there is NO BEACH !
Immediately after moving here, I began looking for water activity to keep the peace in my house. Well I found several pool options and also found out about Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Texas. Often I am amazed to see people complaining rather then looking for solutions with excitement. What is the problem? To many people have not tried new things in new ways. It is true: most people are more satisfied with old problems than committed to finding new solutions that encourage feelings of joy again. How you go about doing new things in new ways is not as important as making sure you do it. (Besides, if you trying to do new things in the same way that everyone else does, are you really going against popular thinking? Get out there and do something different today.