Student: Where am I thinking wrongly about my problems if I constantly come up with the same answers – which never work? I’ve lost confidence in myself.
Teacher: If you keep coming up with the same answer, then you are asking the same question using your usual way of thinking – think again. You haven’t lost confidence in yourself; you’ve lost confidence in your usual way of thinking. That’s a great first move.
Student: How can I think in an unusual way so I can get past my ordinary way of asking myself questions?
Teacher: Remember this – if you are to come up with novel and creative solutions to your problem, you must be willing to look at how habitual you are with your approach to problems. Again, I repeat – it’s great that you’ve lost confidence in your usual way of asking yourself for answers; that right there should prompt you to look at yourself and your life differently. Let the truth shake up your identity so you can see that there’s so much more to you.