Why not? Imagine if you had a way to generate a creative idea right now. It doesn't matter if your trying to generate the best idea of your entire career or trying to decide where to go for lunch. Creativity makes your life richer.
- Many people believe they're not creative. So a natural question may be why bother trying to be more creative? Well, they're a lot of reasons and good reasons to increase your creative skills. It doesn't matter where you are on the creativity scale. Just a small improvement in your creative ability will have a big impact on your day-to-day life. Think about how your brain spends its' typical day. The truth is, your brain is generating ideas constantly.
It might be thinking about the best route to drive home, or it may be thinking about the best route for your career. Big or small, the ideas you generate shape every aspect of your life. Making your daily ideas better, meaning more creative, makes your everyday life better. It's that simple. Also, being creative helps you live longer, and can improve your quality of health and life. Researchers found that only creativity, not intelligence or overall openness, decreased mortality risk.
For example, creating artwork decreases negative emotions. It reduces stress and anxiety and improves medical outcomes. Being creative helps you become a better problem solver in all areas of your life and work. Instead of coming from a linear logical approach, your creative side can approach a situation from all angles. Creativity helps you see things differently and better deal with uncertainty. That makes you a more valuable employee, no matter what job you're in.
Being creative comes with many ups and downs and a high risk of failure. So you have to be vulnerable to share your ideas, and willing to take the risk that what you create may never see the light of day. Engaging in the creative process is a great confidence builder, because you discover that failure is part of the process. Once we see failure as something that is survivable, and something that helps us grow, and that makes our work better, we can release the free and try new things, even at the risk of failing.
Let's face it. Life can be difficult at times, so I want you to see creativity as a buffer, and as a tool to work through the tough times. Taking the time to learn creativity is worth it.
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- Understanding ways to learn creativity
- Understanding the barriers to creativity
- Applying the subtraction technique
- Applying the division technique
- Applying the multiplication technique
- Applying the attribute dependency theory
- Creating a creativity dream team
- Facilitating group creativity
- Selecting the best ideas