Brainstorming is a technique that is widely used in the corporate world BECAUSE IT WORKS.
Encouraging meeting participants to offer their ideas and solutions in an unrestrained atmosphere often produces more creative ideas than would be the case when people sensor themselves for fear of being perceived as silly, stupid, or absurd.
Yet Albert Einstein, who came up with a few pretty good ideas in his time, has been quoted as saying, “If at first an idea isn’t absurd, there is no hope for it”.
Interestingly, however, unless unrestrained creativity is specifically sanctioned by some organized activity such as brainstorming, individuals tend to limit their intellectual risk-taking.
But, think about it.
Maybe there is a way of raising a sensitive topic without disrupting your relationship with a loved one or creating a conflict with a coworker? Maybe there is a way to afford the luxury item that you want without giving up necessities? And maybe it’s not too late to make a course correction and achieve your dreams?