Creativity and problem solving
Creativity is about problem-solving. And creativity is also about finding problems to solve in the first place: perceiving them, defining them, explaining them, and recording them.
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This technique requires 2 steps:
This is the ability to reach beyond a specific field of expertise and create new uses for an older thing. It’s about taking one thing and using it for a different purpose than intended.
For example: Apply a cooking recipe to a marketing strategy or use a spreadsheet program to organize words for your poetry.
This well is the place you take all your ideas (no matter how abstract they are) and get them stored as actual information, so they can be used.
Get your ideas into a recorded state. Doing this over time means your idea well becomes both parts of your brain and a physical extension of it. Use a notepad, Pinterest or any place you find suitable.
Instead of jumping right into your projects when you get into the office, block off ten minutes for a digital detox and grab a notebook and paper to just write.
Writing in a more free-form style will allow your creative juices to flow, while also forcing you to put your thoughts into written words.
It’s tempting to think that all the good ideas must be taken by now and that there is no possible way to make any new positive contribution.
However, the story of every good idea, every new project, every novel starts with: There was a bad idea. And then there was a better one.
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