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Creative Thinking Mastery – 5 Steps To Fearless Creative Thinking

Posted on the 09 December 2011 by Combi31 @combi31

Creative Thinking Mastery – 5 Steps To Fearless Creative Thinking

If you want to practice dynamic, fearless, brazen creative thinking, follow these 5 easy steps:

1. Prepare to STINK when you start to think!

Perfection is for saints and I’ve never met one. Your creative thinking is going to stink at times. You are going to come up with some truly hideous ideas. Probably a big steaming pile of them. And that’s great! You should be mentally willing to be a human craptivator — churning out bad ideas. Go for quantity before you look for quality. In amongst those stinkers you will find some gems. Diamonds are found in the dirt, remember. And those ‘crappy’ ideas? Well, they will fertilise your mind and combine to make new ideas and innovations. And some may not be that ‘crappy’ after all — just weird and different. Many fortunes have been made with what seem like really awful ideas.

2. Inflate your EGO!

You’ve got to think with confidence. Get off the self-pity train. Stop saying that you aren’t creative, that you wouldn’t know a good idea if it slapped you in the face and screamed, “HEY, I’M A GOOD IDEA!” You were born a genius. You’ve got the same tool set as the greatest minds that ever lived. When you dream at night, your brain creates WORLDS for pete’s sake! So tell that inner wallflower to, “Shut the %*$! up!” and start telling yourself the truth: You are a genius, you CAN do creative thinking, and you sure as hell can come up with brilliant creative ideas. Big up yourself!

3. Make it a competition!

You can take a juicy pleasure in coming up with more and better ideas than anyone else. ‘Genius’ has a nice ring about it, don’t you think? Wouldn’t you prefer to be known as the go-to guy (or gal) when innovation is on the agenda? So, become ‘the ideas person’, ‘the brainiac’ for your company, family or school. Get yourself a bunch of notebooks and journals and never be without one — and make it your daily challenge to write down the ideas that come to you. Once you start capturing these ideas — yes, even the stinkers — you create a creative thinking feedback loop with your brain that tells it: I want these ideas. Gimme more! And you’ll get more.

4. That blinking creative thinking!

Malcolm Gladwell’s book, ‘Blink’, talks about rapid cognition and the snap judgements and impressions that occur within two seconds of being presented with a new situation, person, problem or challenge. These fleeting impressions can often give us a more complete understanding of an experience before we get bogged down in too much detail. Psychologists refer to this as the ‘power of thin slicing’, the capability of human to make sense of situations based upon the thinnest slice of experience. You can use this rapid-fire thinking ability as a creative thinking technique. First, make sure you always have a notebook or audio recording device available to make note of your immediate impressions and thoughts. These could be bolts from the blue — seriously important creative ideas. Secondly, challenge yourself to generate ideas at speed. Get someone to fire a description of a creative challenge to you and immediately start scribbling down every thought and impression that comes to you. Or ask yourself a series of questions designed to generate as many varies ideas as possible — at speed. This is turbo-charged creative thinking!

5. Be the Creator!

When you create something — anything, a child, a book, a building, a picture, a pie — and then you look at it, you realize something wonderful. “That would have never existed if it weren’t for me!” The beauty of creative thinking is in the realisation that it doesn’t matter if something’s been done before because it’s never been done by YOU.

We all bring something unique and different to what we do and create. Right now, there are all kinds of energetic vacuums in the Universe and these are the things that you haven’t created YET.

They are out there in potentiality. And there’s a kind of expectation and demand upon you to create them. If you don’t get off your butt and start doing it, those things will never exist.

And you just don’t know how that will affect the Universe and the lives of those in it.

So get busy… please!

Fearless creative thinking comes naturally from the decision to be creative.

Pratice these 5 easy steps to help release and focus your creative thinking ability, adjust your attitudes and generate the brilliant ideas that you are capable of.

Author: Wily Walnut

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