ARE CREATIVES BORN OR MADE? YES!!!
Some people are born with a creative mind,
but that does not mean that creative thinking
cannot be learned and developed.
You may even believe that you do not have a
creative bone in your body, but this simply is
not the truth.
If you were not capable of some type of
creative thinking, you would be a robot!
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
The first step is the belief that you can acquire
and develop the skill.
The truth is that, if you continue to set up a
mental roadblock and tell yourself that you
cannot think creatively, you will never get past
When you truly believe in yourself, you open up
The possibilities are endless just because you
decided to give creative thinking a shot.
DEVELOP YOUR CREATIVITY
In order to foster creativity in your life, begin
thinking about where you want to apply your
It is helpful in the beginning to have a specific
goal instead of too broad a goal of just "thinking"
You may want to start with discovering better
solutions to common problems at work, or
decide to broaden your horizons with an artistic
goal during your free time.
No matter what your goal, here are the steps:
When looking for ideas for a project, or
solutions to a challenge, write down
everything that comes to mind; no holding
Do not concern yourself with the logistics of
how to get the thing done, or staying
organized, just let your mind fly free.
2. FREE WRITE
Pick up a pen and let your mind go wild on
the topic of your choosing.
Tell yourself that you cannot pause or put the
pen down… you must keep writing.
You will be amazed at what you can unload
and download from your mind during a free
3. ALTER THE ENVIRONMENT
You may have noticed that your patterns of
thinking change when you are in different
If you are feeling stuck, try changing your
Go outdoors and get some fresh air, hang
out in a coffee shop.
It may be exactly what you need in order to
discover a new and exciting idea.
4. TAKE COPIOUS NOTES
Always carry some kind of note taking device
with you, whether it is paper, handheld
recorder, or a mobile device.
Record your ideas as they come to you, no
matter where you are at the time.
Creative thoughts can come and go quickly,
but if you write them down you will not forget
5. DO YOUR HOMEWORK
Even though it may seem boring, you can do
some research online, or even the public library.
When you do, you will learn that knowledge is
power and it will enable your brain to go places
it would not normally have gone.
Enjoy the journey and always follow your love of
Research will also provide you with new angles
While everyone comes with their own unique set
of abilities and opinions, when you develop your
creativity, you will learn to come up with new
ideas and solve problems from different points
No matter what challenge you may be faced
with, spend time considering the perspective of
While you may not share the opinion of another,
see if you can figure out how or why they have
Developing this empathy will keep your mind
open, which will further foster your creativity.
you get into the habit of
opening your mind, writing down
every idea, checking out new areas,
and becoming more empathic, you
will be surprised, amazed and
pleased with your outbursts of