Using four straight lines and never taking your finger off of your screen, connect all nine dots below:

It’s easy, of course, to connect the nine dots with just three lines, if you take your finger off of the screen. But it’s a much harder problem to solve with the rules I gave. Scroll down for the answer to the puzzle, if you can’t solve it or wait. In the meantime, here’s a clue and a story:

Think outside of the box.

Successful people think outside of the box.

Successful people don’t just see problems, they see opportunities. They don’t just see obstacles, they see solutions. And when they don’t see solutions right away, successful people get creative to find solutions.

Remember the puzzle we began with? Successful people think outside of the box, literally, and then find this solution:

Once you think outside the box, this puzzle, and your life, get a lot easier.

  • Now it’s your turn. How have you gotten creative to solve a problem at work or in your life?
  • How do you stimulate out-of-the-box thinking in yourself and in others?
  • Were you able to solve the puzzle? 
How Successful People Think 

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