Producing Ideas: Leading Principles
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"You will find that a good idea has, as it were, self-expanding qualities. It stimulates those who see it to add to it. Thus possibilities in it which you have overlooked will come to light."
All ideas follow a five-step process:
It is such a terrible chore that we are constantly trying to dodge it. Instead of working systematically at the job of gathering raw material we sit around hoping for inspiration to strike us.
The materials which must be gathered are of two kinds: they are specific and they are general.
What is most valuable to know is not where to look for a particular idea, but how to train the mind in the method by which all ideas are produced and how to grasp the principles which are at the source of all ideas.
Innovative solutions, lateral thinking, and creative ideas - some of the most useful skills anyone can posses that come handy in every walk of life.
It's about the ingenuity of connecting ideas in a way that's unusual yet perfectly coherent at the same time.
It is important to gather a rich pool of raw material. This can only be done by reading extensively and constantly feeding your brain with new ideas.
Are you someone who constantly runs out of ideas? Ask yourself how often you are filling yourself with new knowledge.
Anyone can learn to be creative by using these five steps. That's not to say being creative is easy.
Uncovering your creative genius requires courage and tons of practices.
However, this five-step approach should help demystify the creative process and illuminate the path to more innovative thinking.
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