Are you an entrepreneur? An artist? A body of constant ideas? There’s one thing that bind these all together— creativity.
For some, creativity comes easier than others. But anyone has the potential to be creative. Creativity plays a crucial role in almost any job and innovative endeavor. Learning how to focus that creativity then becomes the key.
Being creative is nothing more than learning how to think creative. And learning how to think creatively is nothing close to rocket science.
Don’t know how something works? How about you find out! Walking past something incomprehensible at first sight never helped anyone. New startups and great innovations were born out a craving for satisfying curiosity with tangible solutions.
Its true: the best ideas were born out of full-lit curiosity. Don’t be afraid to turn to search engines constantly. Question the smallest of phenomenon around you to find new and exciting ways to do seemingly banal things.
Creativity and innovation are about being young at heart and never given in to out dated ways of thinking about things. It’s about never ignoring something you don’t know and always yearning to learn something new.
Sometimes, it not your lack of creative juices that halter inspiration, but the fear that your creativity just does not cut it. Let’s put that rumor to rest. The best ideas are those that were born out irrationality.
Then comes battling fear of failure. Innovation is not always accompanied by success, but it’s the success does not have to be your drive you innovate. Innovation is about stepping out side of the box to look for things that don’t already exist in your world and trying out new ways to do old things. And after that, innovation is sometimes about sometimes putting your creations down, realizing that its time to move on and then innovating something else.
Failing should never hinder your creative goals. In fact, after multiple tries you will surely create what you intended. Keep the juices flowing!
Read, Read and then Read Some More
Stimulating your brain is just that easy. Whether you’re a lover of fantasy or constantly crave hard facts, good reads is the proven way to get yourself thinking. Not only do they transport you to another setting, but force you to think about the institutions in the novel and question the chronology of events.
Creating a reading habit can be a challenge if reading was never in your daily agenda before. The solution is to start small. Make a resolution to read for 20 minutes every night before bed. Before you know it, you will be on you way to finishing a novel and will have kick started you creativity right along with it.
Still can’t get yourself to sit in front of a book? Faced-paced documentaries do just as well! Intellectual stimulation is just around the corner.
Aim for Difference
Why settle for the daily grind when you could be experiencing something completely new? That’s right, creativity is all about fitting new pieces into the old puzzle and looking at ways to live life a little more than you already have.
Travel. Try watching a new sport. Watch a movie in a genre you never pictured yourself enjoying. Aiming for new forms of creativity means aiming for new ways of live life. You might be surprised by how much you love something you never pictured yourself enjoying! And more than that, you might be surprised by the inspirations that follow.