I racked a fresh shell of 00 Buck into the chamber of my 12-gauge shotgun and drew the weapon to my shoulder. As I took careful aim at the dead tree branch about 30 feet above and 10 feet down range of me, my friend asked, “What are you doing?”Recently I was interviewed for an article and the writer asked me just how I come up with my ideas. In thinking about it, I realized that I don't start with a list of materials I need, like most people would. Instead, I start with a list of what I need to create and then follow up with a question to myself: what do I have that will work for this? Sometimes I still have to run to the store, but very often I can scour my shelves and come up with something that will work. To me, it's creative problem solving at its best, and it's also more environmentally sound.
“Creative problem-solving,” I answered.
"But, I'm not creative!" people say. Baloney says Crook (and I have to agree!).
You’ve employed creative problem-solving if you’ve ever cut three holes in a 33 gallon trash bag to use as an emergency poncho, or used a piece of cardboard as a dustpan or rolled a piece of paper into a makeshift funnel.
Now, get out there and figure out how to harvest that out of reach fruit. Or something.