Creativity

Creativity Secrets and Creativity Development

By: Vadim Kotelnikov personal logo Vadim Kotelnikov, Founder of Innovarsity – free online Innovation University!

"Don’t try to be the ‘next’. Instead, try to be the other, the changer, the new." ~ Seth Godin     More creativity quotes

 

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Creativity Defined

Creativity is  an act of making something new. It is a mental and social process involving the generation of new ideas or concepts, or new associations of the creative mind between existing ideas or concepts.

A "new" idea is a combination of old elements. Being able to devise new combinations depend on your ability to discern relationships between seemingly disparate items.

'Creativity is the juxtaposition of ideas which were previously thought to be unrelated.' It is your ability to combine ideas in a unique way or to make useful associations among ideas.

An Important Pre-Condition

Although creative people come from varied backgrounds, they all have one thing in common – they love what they are doing.

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You Are Creative!

Creativity is not about inventing something totally new, it is about making new – synergistic! – connections. You don't have to be a special kind of person to be creative – everyone can do it. It's not about who you are, it's about what you do. You just need to start looking for multiple solutions rather than settling for just one, and give yourself permission to be playful and inquisitive, flexible and versatile.

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Psychologists call the activities associated with idea generation "loose associative thinking" processes. Associative thinking is not linear or sequential. It is jumpy. To invent new connections, the maintenance of uncertainty is important for a time.

Creativity is a skill and a talent that can be learned and developed through practice by sharpening relentlessly your creative thinking skills and exercising your natural creative powers. With this skill, you can dramatically accelerate your personal and professional growth.

Practice Every Day

How often should you practice if you wish to win the World Tennis Cup: once a month? once a week? every day? How often should you exercise your right brain's creative muscles if you wish to master your creative skills: once a month? once a week? every day?
 

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