Picture this... Your employer asks your team, "Do you people have any good suggestions regarding the weekly meeting day and venue?" One employee abruptly says, "Saturdays are a great option; we’ll have it here in the conference room only." Many people nod. Another employee says, "No, I guess Monday is much better, we all gather up in the team lead’s cabin and quickly line up tasks for the coming week." Some heads nod again. And then one employee sitting very quiet, softly says, "Let’s make it Sunday!" Everyone in room stares at him. He continues, "I mean, we can all have a video conference any time on Sunday. That way, we all can enjoy an informal , virtual discussion, deciding the weeks performance and lining up tasks for the coming week. Who wants to make efforts to attend conventional meetings when Miss Technology will let us boast of its usefulness?" At that, everybody in the room smiles. Now, what was that? A unique idea shot to conventional mind setups. Although it earned some weird glances at first, everyone approved it in the end. Things could have been the other way around, too. The team lead could have easily shot down the suggestion. What really occurred here was something called “independent thinking." No other example could have better explained this phenomenon. When people ask what independent thinking is, I simply suggest they break the word into two parts. Being "independent" means freedom from all restraints, and "thinking" means staying in all confinements of rationality. Critical thinking is also interlinked to independent thinking. In plain words, independent thinking means “To think outside the box." When individuals end up giving the most unique solutions to most critical problems, they have indeed passed through a tunnel of independent thinking. These thinkers will then go to all lengths to convey the rest that their idea is executable. Here plunges another characteristic needed - confidence. For example, many people very nicely utilize their desire to explore new territories of thinking patterns, however, very few would end up voicing their findings to the rest. Many designers participate in different graphic designing competitions but the one with most utter creativity, awesome concepts, distinctive ideas, and original artistic design is the winner. They lack the courage to compel others to agree to their points of difference. Now, how can one stand out among others? Let them see the word through his/her own independent thinking eyewear. It is a simple process - let us see the steps:

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