What is a Eureka! moment, you ask? It means different things to different people. To me it means being able to realize something useful, something so mindblowing that you wouldn’t believe you never thought of it before.
Today I had another Eureka! moment: I believe I managed to solve a problem in a way I didn’t think I could.
How to Achieve that Eureka Moment
1. Dwell on the problem
You have to understand the problem inside out, in order to be able to find a solution.
2. Don’t dwell on the problem
If you’re stumped, however, it’s best to leave it alone for a while. Get some food. Sleep on it. It’s important to let things take their course in your mind.
3. Consider the existing solutions, but don’t depend on them
The easy route was simply to go along with the existing solution. There are plenty of problems that don’t as yet have the best solutions. This is where you come in. You have to…
This is the hardest part, and it’s definitely easier to say than do. It requires thinking without the restraints of a box.