Creative Thinking Thought Exercise

THOUGHT EXERCISE

 

See if you can cross out six letters to make a single word out of the following:

C S R I E X L E A T T T E R E S

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ANSWER: If you’re had difficulty, it may be that you need to look at the problem in a different way. Were you trying to cross out 6 letters? The real solution is to cross out the letters in the words “six letters,” which leaves you with a single word: CREATE.

You should almost always ask the following questions:

– What information do I have?

– What don’t I know?

– What can I extract from the known information?

– Have I used all the information?

– What additional information do I need?

– What are the parts of the problem?

– How are the parts related?

– Is this in any way like a problem I’ve solved before?

 

Remember, to think more creatively you must find ways to job yourself out of mental sets and habitual modes of thought.

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Michael Michalko author of books on creative thinking. www.creativethinking.net

 

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