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17 Ways to Develop Your Creativity

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1. Commit yourself to creativity

The first step to fully devote yourself to developing your creative abilities. 

Do not put off your efforts. Set goals, enlist the help of others, and put time aside each day to develop your skills.

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2. Become an expert

One of the best ways to develop creativity is to become an expert in that area.

By having a rich understanding of the topic, you will be better able to think of a novel or innovative solutions to problems.

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2. Reward your curiosity

One common roadlblock to devoloping creativity is the sense that curiosity is an indulgence.

Rather than reprimanding yourself, reward yourself when you are curious about something. Give yourself the opportunity to explore new topics. 

While rewarding yourself is impo...

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4. Take risks

When it comes to building your creative skills, you need to be willing to take risks in order to advance your abilities.

While your efforts may not lead to success every time, you will still be boosting your creative talents and building skills that will serve you well in ...

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5. Build your confidence

Insecuritiy in your abilities can supress creativity, which is why it is important to build confidence.

Make note of the progress you have made, commend your efforts, and always be on the lookout for ways to reward your creativity.

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6. Make time for creativity

You won't be able to develop your creative talents if you don't make time for them.

Schedule some time each week to concentrate on some type of creative project.

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7. overcome a negative attitude.

Focus on eliminating negative thought or self criticism that may impair your ability to develop strong creative skills.

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8. Fight fear of failure

The fear that you might make a mistake or fail in your efforts can paralize your progress.

Whenever you find yourself harboring such feelings, remind yourself that mistakes are simply part of the process. 

While you may occasionally stumble on your path to creativity,...

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9. Brainstorm new ideas

Brainstorming is a comming technique in both academic and professional settings, but it can also be a powerful tool for developing your creativity.

Start by suspending your judgment and self-criticism, then start writing down related ideas and possible solutions. The goal i...

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10. Explore multiple solutions

The next time you approuch a problem, try looking for a variety of solutions. Instead of simply going with the first idea you have, take the time to think of other possible ways to approach the situation.

This simple activity is a great way to build both your problem-solvi...

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11. Keep a creativity journal

Start keeping a journal to follow your creative process and trach the ideas you produce.

A journal is a great way to reflect back on what you have accomplished and look for other possible solutions. This journal can be used to save ideas that can later serve as future insp...

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12. Use mind maps and flow charts

A mind map is a great way to connect ideas and look for innocative anwsers to questions.

Create a mind map by writing down a central topic or word. Next, link related terms or ideas around the central word. While similar to brainstorming, this technique allows for branching...

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13. Challenge yourself and create oppertunities

Once you have developed some basic creative skills, it is important to continually challenge yourself in order to further advance your abilities.

Look for more difficult approaches, try out new things and avoid always using the same solutions you have used in the past.

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14. Try the six hats technique

The '"six hats" technique involves looking at a problem from six differing perspectives. By doing this, you can produce more ideas,.

  • Black Hat: Use a negative perspective. Which elements of the solution won’t work?
  • Blue Hat: Th...

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15. Look for inspiration

Never expect creativity to just happen.

Look for new sources of inspiration that will give you fresh ideas and motivate you to generate unique answers to questions. 

Read a book, visit a museum, listen to your favorite music or engage in a lively debate with a friend....

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16. Consider alternative scenarios

When aproaching a problem, utilize "what if..." questions to consider each possible scenario.

If you take a specific approach, what will the outcome be?

By looking at these alternatives beforehand, you'll be better able to develop creative solutions to problems.

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17. Try the snowball effect

Have you ever noticed how one idea often leads directly to another?

You can take advantage of this by utilizing a "snowball technique" when you are generating ideas for your project.

If the idea isn't appropriate for your current work, set it aside to work on later, o...

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