Avoid Falling In Love with IdeasLeave a Comment
A Whack on the Side of the Head by Roger von Oech, is a book on creative thinking. It is a best seller on the subject and it also happens to be my latest read.
I’m trapping the passage below for reference as it really resonated with me. It’s something I’m guilty of a lot. I find I get too attached to one solution and fail to explore other ideas.
“If you want to be successful, don’t fall in love with a particular type style, because if you do, you’ll want to use it everywhere — even in places where it’s inappropriate.”
“This also applies to ideas. I’ve seen people fall in love with a certain approach, and then become unable to see the merits of alternative approaches.”
—Roger Von Oech