How To Think Outside The Box
Here is a tip for how to think outside the box. Thanks to Michael Kallet, author of, Think Smarter: Critical Thinking to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills.
To think outside the box, you have to acknowledge that the box is bound by your premise. You therefore have to push the box's sides and premise components to think outside of that. Use what if and what other questions to push on those boundaries and discover new ideas.