Change the Context
To crate a different result, try changing your context. Align your environment to support your goals.
Business Pundit offers this post about how being open to new ideas/beliefs might be linked to using our non-dominant hand.
Changing the context is also something I briefly write about in my essay for More Space, as it is a great way to facilitate a breakthrough. Here’s the snipet from the essay.
Changing or Realigning the Context
"It is easier to enhance creativity by changing conditions in the environment
than by trying to make people think more creatively."?? Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
One of the most effective ways to bring about a BKE (Breakthrough Experience) is to adjust our context. In his book, The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell wrote about how the New York City crime rate plummeted in the 1990´s, enabled in large part, by changes made to the context. Implementing the "Broken Windows "?? theory, they first cleaned up the graffiti on subway cars, and then stopped subway riders from jumping the turnstiles. By changing the look and feel of the subway experience, crimes dropped.
A change in context can have a dramatic impact on our perspective and results. Changing the context might mean creating a workspace that is pleasant and relaxed. The ancient practice of Feng Shui seeks to align surrounding elements to the goals of each space. Even those who do not follow Feng Shui will likely acknowledge that a cluttered workspace often accompanies a cluttered mind.
Another example of a context change is exploring unknown surroundings to broaden thinking and perspectives. Asking a new group of people to help brainstorm solutions to a problem is a contextual change.
"Strangers have a heightened capacity for rendering impartial judgments." Charles David Axelrod
New or unexpected external circumstances can provide the precipitating event that triggers a BKE. For example, anomalies can represent a contextual change. Those who explore anomalies are often rewarded with new insights, approaches, and BKEs.
Why don’t you tweak your context this week and see what happens?