“Creativity is intelligence having fun” -Albert Einstein
The human creative spirit is more than an occasional insight. It is the muse of good and at times great ideas. It is turning imagination and exploring new ways of doing things, the desire to innovate, and bringing dreams into reality.
Creativity is the tool to prepare your mind to get ready to explore opportunities. When this is combined with a single minded determination and focus to get through tough situations, it creates the perfect blend for greatness.
“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will”
– George Bernard Shaw
Creative ideas often come from unusual combinations. These unusual combinations may seem unrelated at first glance but remotely associated to each other. The most creative people are always in search for interesting things, even if they can’t use it immediately on whatever they are working on now.
The world around us is filled with examples of many such creative geniuses. Viewed as an icon in animation industry throughout the world Walt Disney came up with Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, Goofy and a number of other cartoon characters using his imagination and creative skills. Steve Jobs was a man of ideas and he left his mark by helping to make the world a global village. His genius was in making products look deceptively uncomplicated and as famously quoted by him
“Simple can be harder than complex, You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”
Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein are examples of creative visionaries. They were continuously searching new information to experiment creative discoveries.
“I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking”
― Albert Einstein
Creativity helps you to become more confident and more flexible, to remain competitive in business and excel in career. So if you want to ignite your creativity, here are few things to channelize your thoughts to go further:
Surrounding yourself with a broad range of perspectives and experiences widens your creativity.
Bringing openness in thoughts and training mind to come up with as many ideas helps to boost creativity.
Brainstorming session with colleagues and team members helps tap into additional information.
Discussing important ideas with less expert people may help seeing a problem or idea from a different angle.
Keeping a track of interesting ideas, articles, images, or even new thoughts might be helpful when you least expect.
“Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. You can change it. You can influence it. You can build your own things that other people can use.” – Steve Jobs