Lack of Inspiring Vision
An inspiring vision of a brighter future provides both direction and
motivation. Your vision leads you, it sparks
And vice versa, lack of vision holds you back, makes you travel in circles.
And thatís not inspiring at all.
Lack of Passion
Creative people have one thing in common Ė they love what they are doing.
Carl Gustav Jung once said, ďThe creative mind plays with the object it
loves.Ē If you have no passion for what you are doing, your creative
mind stays idle as it has nothing to play with.
Lack of Achievement Drive
Your attitude determines your way of thinking and drives your
behavior. If you want to be more creative you need to have the right
Lack of Challenge
Inability to spot emerging challenging opportunities as well as lack of
drive for challenging assumptions and the status quo keep your
creative mind sleeping.
Lack of Fun
People are unlikely to be creative if they don't like their project,
business or company. Act like a child. Introduce more fun into your daily
living. Fun frees the brain from concerns that impede freethinking, makes
failure easier to handle, and turns life into a continuous creative
Lack of Rebelling
Overacceptance of the status quo, clinging to things remaining constant and
not changing, and lack of
critical thinking inhibit creativity.
Lack of Self-confidence
If you cannot break out of self-imposed limitations, donít dare to
be different, and are afraid to be wrong you will never create anything
Lack of Curiosity
I-know-it-all attitude kills creativity at source.
Confidence is good, but overconfidence limits your possibilities and
options. If you are certain that your approach is the right one, you donít
search for better alternatives.
Lack of Knowledge Diversity
You wonít unlock your ability to create innovative synergies if you
donít build your cross-functional expertise and donít
cross-pollinate ideas with other people.
Lack of Creative Thinking Skills
The good news is that
creativity is a talent
and a skill that can be learned and enhanced through creative action.
Just practice it as often as you can to make creative thinking and
creative action your winning habits.