Some of the best ideas come as a result of creative thinking when we seek to solve a problem or issue. Being in an optimal state of mind can only lead to optimal plans. We seek balance and harmony.
Creativity is about attitude – our perspective. Those disappointing moments or activities can only get better when we bring creativity into play to address the challenge or challenges.
In many ways, we HAVE to be creative if we are going to succeed in our business and personal growth.
“Creative means: having the tendency to generate or recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may be useful in solving problems, communicating with others, and entertaining ourselves. In order to be creative, you need to be able to view things in new ways or from a different perspective. Among other things, you need to be able to generate new possibilities or new alternatives.”
But wait, are your prepared to be creative? Is there a dark cloud hanging “only” on your head? Let, it go…time to step it up and help yourself.
In my younger years I was so shy I was not able to look people in the eye, I always turned away. A friend of mine suggested I take this new course to expand my mind and overcome fears that lasted for two very long weekends known as EST.
There were at least 100 people in a hotel conference room for two weekends, bonding, crying, transitioning. At the end of the course I walked away on a natural high. I was confident and could look a person in the eye. What I consistently remember from that experience is that we create what we want and when we believe it, it happens.
It was very intense and remains with me all these years later, especially when things are not going well. They consistently taught us to experience the experience and it will then end. Walk through it to get over it. It works.
Change your routine – Balance
Have faith in your abilities and the possibilities. Let that awesome side of you take over and shine.
We have to feel positive and have faith to generate new ideas, positive thoughts, and inspire others. Granted in the normal sense of the word creative, everyone cannot do it, well at least they think they can’t. Everything we do in life forces us to be creative in one way or another.
We cannot be creative by any definition if we allow the dark clouds to hover. Look at the various things you do that cause you to procrastinate or think negatively, experience it and let go.
You know you have the ability to accomplish whatever it is that is needed, after all how did we get where we are or were? What can you do differently to save time and be more productive and efficient?
Create that new process in your thinking and actions. The rest will take on it’s own course, but believe in it first..
Examine what’s going well – Harmony
When things are going well:
- we fall in love
- our business starts to grow
- our energy is at it’s peak
Think about it, we had to be creative to get there before. I bet there is something there that led you to that success, why not try it again? You thought about it and put action to it right? Okay, so you can do it.
You decided to open your business or look for that key position...that took a lot of creativity.
Pull from previous experiences and concentrate on those positive thoughts and feelings. It’s not always easy, but really it is…we always have a choice (even when we don’t want to believe that).
Think deliberately – Change/Create
To think deliberately means to improve the possibility of new creative thoughts occurring. Maybe it’s a brainstorming session with people you trust and believe in. They won’t have the emotions attached, just your best interest. Sometimes its called divergent thinking because thought patterns and areas of belief are expanded.
Change – open yourself up to it. We get stuck in a rut because we fight change. Create your change that you seek. It doesn’t mean you have to do everything at one time…start with small changes and see how that works out. If not, change something else.
How does change affect you? What methods do you utilize to spark your creativity?
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