An ounce of process delivers pounds of success

See whether this sounds familiar. You sit down for a few minutes and complete some clues of a crossword puzzle (sudoku, if you prefer). After a period of concentration, your answers dry up and you leave the puzzle to press on with your daily chores. Hours later—maybe even at the end of the day—you pick up the crossword again. Almost immediately, your mind finds some solutions to clues that you did not have before. The odd thing is that you have not actively thought about the crossword all day long. So the question is, where did those new solutions come from? Why did leaving the puzzle alone deliver new answers when your earlier focus had exhausted your ideas?

The answer lies in appreciating ...

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