The way you view life, business, or just about any other situation depends completely upon your perspective. One day, you may be completely certain that you are right, and someone else is wrong. The next day that may be completely turned upside down. Take a look at this video for an example of how something can seem one way, but with a small change in perspective you realize it is not at all what it seemed.
Of course, everything is not an illusion. I simply bring this up because there are certainly many times in life where things seem one way, but even the smallest adjustment in your perception could make the entire situation look completely different. This is important in problem solving. Whether in business or in your personal life, taking a few “steps” in either direction may give you a much better understanding of the situation. And chances are at that point you will look at the whole thing differently. Sometimes the hardest part is to let go of what you thought was right, and now base your future actions around this new found reality. Did you make mistakes that now need repaired? Did you give up on a dream or major business goal, but with this new perspective realize you should have gone through with it?
Play around with this idea on many different aspects of your life. Try to look at things through the eyes of your friends, your family, your coworkers. View everything from a different angle. You will be surprised to see that almost everything is different than it first appears. Sometimes better, sometimes not.