What does it truly mean to “think outside the box?” We hear this term all the time. Does it mean to have unconventional thought? Be creative in your solutions for an obstacle? I still don’t know. Here are my thoughts. I feel like thinking outside the box means to think find solutions that most people will not ever have “pop” into their head. In order to get to that level of thinking, you have be training your brain. I believe that training your brain means learning new things everyday. If you don’t exercise, your body begins to deteriorate, much like your brain. I have taken this concept to heart and everyday when I wake up. I am grateful for the day and I contemplate what is it I am going to learn today. In the past, I would wake up and think about the mountain of things I needed to get done that I didn’t finish the day before. I felt absolutely buried and defeated and I hadn’t even stepped onto my two feet yet! There really needs to be some order to chaos, if that makes any sense?! When I wasn’t cognizant of my surroundings, my goals, and my desires, I felt alone and overwhelmed. I was always focusing on what I didn’t do rather than what I did accomplish. It is amazing what you can accomplish when you have the right outlook. The right attitude soon follows with the correct thinking. You have to hone your thoughts toward your goals. To hone something means to sharpen, refine, or perfect. You cannot do this if you are in the habit of passive thinking. I just made up the phrase passive thinking….LOL To clarify what I mean by the phrase passive thinking, passive thinking is going along with, not giving much thought to, or not thinking with intentional thought. Believe it or not, active thinking takes skills! To be an active thinker, you have to work on those skills. You need to be ready to use that noodle of yours to think unconventionally. The human brain is the most powerful asset you own. If you don’t want to do something, you won’t. There are so many people out there that just believed in themselves so much that they accomplished so much with so little. If you don’t believe in yourself, then why should anyone else?