Creative Thinking: Destiny or Development?

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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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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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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Scott Adams

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

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Creative Thinking Defined

Creativity is not just reserved for artistic tasks such as writing, painting or composing music.

Creative thinking is the ability to consider something – a conflict between employees, a data set, a group project – in a new way. It involves lateral thinking - the ability to perceive patterns that are not obvious.

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Why Employers Value Creative Thinking

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📌 Unf*** Your Creativity📌

It happens to all of us, you just feel stuck and you can’t create anything worth a damn…

- Sound all too familiar?

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Everyday Creative

Everyday Creative

by Mykel Dixon

Research suggests placing self-imposed limitations can boost creativity. 

It forces your brain to come up with creative solutions to finish a project around the parameters you’ve set.

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How to Enhance Your Creative Thinking

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