"What's the most resilient parasite? An idea. A single idea from the human mind can build cities. An idea can transform the world and rewrite all the rules."
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This page pulls together my most essential information about creativity. I'll share how creativity works, how to find your hidden creative genius, and how to create meaningful work by learning how to make creative thinking a habit. I've tried to present the basics of everything you need to know to start mastering creativity, even if you don't have much time.
Creativity The creative process is the act of making new connections between old ideas or recognizing relationships between concepts.
While being creative isn't easy, nearly all great ideas follow a sim...
The 5 Step Creative Process Gather new material directly related to your task as well as learning general material by becoming fascinated with a wide range of concepts. Thoroughly work over the materials in your mind. Examine what you have learned by looking at the facts from different angles and experimenting with fitting various ideas together. Step away from the problem. Next, you put the problem completely out of your mind and go do something else that excites you and energizes you. Let your idea return to you. After you have stopped thinking about it, your idea will come back to you with a flash of insight and renewed energy. Shape and develop your idea based on feedback. For any idea to succeed, you must release it out into the world, submit it to criticism, and adapt it as needed. Creativity is learned
Some people are primed to be more creative than others.
However, nearly every person is born with some level of creative skill and the majority of our creative thinking abilities are trainable. FOLLOW For a Genius Brain, Focus on How to Think, Instead of What to Think
How to train your brain to think and work like a genius Human beings are creative by nature. Our capacity to generate creative ideas is central to technological and cultural progress. As humans, our primal instinct is to seek, find, improve or create. Our capacity to learn, adapt and transform our environment is incredible.
are made to create. We feel useful when we create. We release our ‘stuckness’ when we create. We reinvent our lives, tel..."
Pamela Slim Creativity is complex
It means producing something novel or original, evaluating, solving problems, whether on paper, on stage, in a laboratory or even in the shower.
Knowing how to think
Geniuses know “how” to think, instead of “what” to think.
People who are more creative can simultaneously engage brain networks that don’t typically work together.
FOLLOW How to Enhance Your Creative Thinking
When it comes to creativity, one of our biggest concerns is usually how we can be more creative, or come up with better ideas. Research in this area is all over the place, but I've gathered some of the most practical studies out there to help you utilize specific techniques that can boost your creativity.
Restrict yourself 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 ...
Re-conceptualize the problem Instead of thinking of a cut-and-dry end goal to certain situations, creative people sit back and examine the problem in different ways before beginning to work.
If you find yourself stagnating by focusing on generic problems, try to re-conceptualize the problem by focusing on a more meaningful angle.
For example: Instead of thinking “What would be something cool to paint?” rather ask, “What sort of painting evokes the feeling of loneliness that we all encounter after a break-up?” Create psychological distance Creating “psychological” distance may be useful for breaking through a creative block.
Try to imagine your creative task as being disconnected and distant from your current position/location - this may make the problem more accessible and can encourage higher level thinking.
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