You’ve got a problem to solve.
It can be tempting to take the first thing that comes into your head and run with it.
Maybe there’s a standard response. Something that everybody picks. “That’s just the way it is.”
Occasionally this inherent bias can be useful. But often times it hinders us. What else is possible? The ability to imagine alternatives when faced with an absolute claim is a fundamental component of creativity and innovation. To find something outside the norm that nobody has considered. And then to see if it could work.
This can apply to almost every situation, to almost every scenario we’re presented with.
We always have a choice.
Sometimes it doesn’t seem like that. Sometimes it seems like it’s outside of our control. But it isn’t. You always get to decide how you respond. Treat it as an opportunity to push the capabilities of your imagination.
People will continue to follow the status quo. The road most travelled.
But what about you? What are you going to choose? Take the initiative and make your own plan.