These methods of thinking have become second nature to me. Because I have used them so regularly for so many years, I usually think this way without using them consciously. I almost always ask better questions, not always to the applause of my wife and others around me. I love looking at many possible solutions to any given problem, and I love thinking of lots of ideas very quickly, so 100 MPH Thinking as a formal tool is no longer necessary for me. I also love to find inspiration for ideas in out-of-the-way places, which makes Intergalactic Thinking unnecessary in its codified form. As for 180° Thinking . . . hey, I'm a child of the '60s, I've always been counter to everything.
But when I'm stuck, when a fresh idea doesn't come to me easily, BAM! That's when I take one of these powerful tools out of my thinking arsenal and blow the problem away.
Okay, I admit it. I do use these tools. On the bad days I do. But because I live them . . . well ... I simply don't need to use them consciously and purposefully as much. And if you use them regularly, you won't have to use them so intentionally, either.
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