10 Mental Blocks to overcome - Big Think - Deepstash
Denying Your Own Creativity

That’s a self-imposed and self-limiting belief. Stop that.

Creativity is a requirement for problem-solving and we all problem-solve. Acknowledge that you're inherently creative,

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10 Mental Blocks to overcome - Big Think

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Being Afraid Of Being Wrong

We hate being wrong, but mistakes often teach us the most and allow us to innovate.

Think of the pros and cons of trying something and then free yourself to do it. If it doesn't wor...

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Being Too "Serious"

The persona of the fool allows the truth to be told, without the usual ramifications that might come with speaking against social conventions. Give yourself permission to be a fool and see t...

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Avoiding Ambiguity

Classing complex situations into black and white boxes is tempting but can lead to disaster. It's the creative thinker who rejects the false comfort of clarity when it's not really appropriate.

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Over-Specializing

Exploring unrelated areas of life and knowledge lets you see that everything is related.

You must specialize in your field but view yourself as an explorer rather than a highly-specialized...

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Separating Play And Work

Playing is an effective way to stimulate creative thinking, and creative thinkers are some of the most well-paid employees nowadays.

You've heard the expression "work hard and play hard. "

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Being Practical

Practicality is important to execution but may stifle innovation.

Avoid evaluating the feasibility of an approach until you've allowed it to exist on its own for a bit. Always ask "wha...

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Following Rules

Creative thinking often involves challenging established rules to and finding the reasoning behind things. And that is often met with internal and external resistance.

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Logical Thinking

Critical thinking skills based on logic are one of our main strengths in evaluating the feasibility of a creative idea, but it can get in the way of innovative thoughts.

Escape the constra...

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Trying To Find The "Right" Answer

Real-life issues are ambiguous. There's often more than one "correct" answer, and the first you find may not be the best.

Try reframing the issue in several different ways in order to prom...

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