Challenge

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Intent or purpose: 
- to force yourself or other people out of a thinking rut. - test out ideas for validity. - challenge the problem or situation you are considering when initially defining the problem
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Select all or part of the problem domain that you are going to challenge. Perhaps it is something that has been particularly difficult to be creative around.
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Find something to challenge and question it deeply. You can challenge many things, including:

* Concepts - and broad ideas
* Assumptions - and beliefs that are not questioned
* Compromises - that you assume must happen
* Boundaries - across which you do not yet cross
* Operations - and processes whereby things get done
* 'Impossible' - things that are assumed cannot happen
* 'Can't be done' - things that are assumed cannot be done
* 'Essentials' - things that you assume cannot be disposed of
* Either-or thinking - replacing with 'and' thinking
* Sacred cows - that cannot be challenged
* Patterns - of behavior, visuality, etc.
* Functions - the way things work
* Paradigms - that guide thinking (and not thinking)
* Dominant ideas - that guide thinking
* polarizing tendencies - that push people to extremes

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Best Principled Solutions LLC West Chester United States
CFI Syllab Inc. Montreal Canada
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CFI Syllab Inc. Montreal Canada
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