Creative Thinking: Destiny or Development?

Creative thinking requires our brains to make connections between seemingly unrelated ideas.

Nearly every person is born with some level of creative skill and the majority of our creative thinking abilities are trainable.

Creativity is a skill that can be improved, let's talk about why—and how—practice and learning impacts your creative output.

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Debunking the Eureka Moment: Creative Thinking Is a Process

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How to Be More Creative

Assuming that you are willing to do the hard work of facing your inner fears and working through failure, here are a few practical strategies for becoming more creative.

Enjoy sunshine and nature: Spending time in nature and increasing your exposure to sunlight can lead to higher levels of creativity.

Write : Writing is a fantastic way to increase your creativity. Start with Journaling.

Broaden your knowledge: One of the most successful creative strategies is to force yourself to write about seemingly disparate topics and ideas.

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Final Thoughts on Creative Thinking

Creativity is a process, not an event. It's not just a eureka moment. You have to work through mental barriers and internal blocks. You have to commit to practicing your craft deliberately. And you have to stick with the process for years, perhaps even decades. Love the process.

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Scott Adams

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

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