When you decide where your inspiration and guidance will come from—who and what will inform your decision making.
Familiar environments cause the brain to tune out, be less alert—and less receptive to new input. Our instinct for survival sometimes keeps us from exploring the unknown and biases us to the familiar.
Organizational silos and rigid job descriptions can stunt collaboration. We silo our own lives as well, packing our variant selves into confined and tidy categories: the person we are at work, at home, on vacation, and so on.