MYTH 7:creativity is not for adults orpeople with serious careers.
A Beautiful MindUnderstanding Why These Myths Exist
Beliefs are powerful:The beliefs we have about how the world works oftenhave very emotional origins. These emotions canchange how we make decisions, form habits anddevelop skills.
our need for consistency is stronger than just aboutany other intrinsic need we have. People will behave in a manner that is consistent with their previously existing self-concept, even when this behavior is unrewarding to them otherwise. Prescott Leaky
Do you have any sacred cows?Sometimes an idea loses it’s meaning over time, but isn’tabandoned because of the investment in it’s past. Theseideals are often so immune to criticism that those whochallenge them are ignored or marginalized.
How do you overcome the power ofthe creative myths? File Number: 4471239
Visual Thinking Tip 7:Read more ction literature
Visual Thinking Tip 8:Start a visual thinking school • Schedule it - Set aside dedicated time • Be holistic - It’s not just drawing, not just brainstorming • Set objectives - What do you intend to learn
Getting Started:A Basic Visual Thinking Toolkit• Vertical Lines • Diamond (Decision)• Horizontal Lines • Spiral (Change in Direction)• Circles • Circle (harmony)• Spirals • Direction (arrow)• Wavy Lines • Straight• Jagged Lines • Triangle (Relationship)• Star (success)