Think Outside the Box

Connie Ragen Green
10 min readAug 29, 2023
Connie Ragen Green — Think Outside the Box

Learning How to Think Outside the Box is Life-Changing!

Have you ever heard the saying, “Think outside the box?” Of course you have! It’s a saying that has been thrown around at work and in countless self-help books, including a few I’ve published. Having the ability to think outside the box usually creates unique solutions to the most unusual of problems, but it’s not as easy as it sounds.

We are all creative, but it can be difficult to tap into the creativity within us if our minds are constrained by pressures, time, or judgment. For this reason, some of us may have difficulty thinking outside the box since it involves going outside of our snug comfort zone.

Leaving the Familiar Path

Thinking outside the box means you’re leaving the realm of familiarity by going well beyond what you have established as your boundaries. When you do this, you’ll unlock new ways of thinking and unique solutions to nagging problems. Others may look at your ideas with skepticism or disbelief, but that’s because it’s outside of their comfort zones, too! And that’s okay because you are the trailblazer.

So how do you leave that familiar path and think outside the box? You do it by expanding your comfort zone. Right now, you’re stuck in this maze of confined thinking. This is because we are…



Connie Ragen Green

Online marketing strategist, author, speaker, and publisher working with entrepreneurs on six continents.