How to be Creative

Dr. Purushothaman
November 25, 2013


However, we are all creative in our own way. We simply have to recognize our own unique talents and skills. Ask yourself these questions:

1. Are you constantly looking for new goals, something new to accomplish?
2. Do you like to look at what already exists and ask "What if?"
3. When you try something new and different, does it make you feel smarter?
4. Do you enjoy teaching someone a new skill?
5. Are you good at problem solving?

Then, pat yourself on the back - you are a "creative" person! Creativity doesn't always result in a tangible product. Sometimes its ideas, problem solving, or teaching; but it is indeed, creativity in action. Creativity enables us to better ourselves, develop awareness, and expand our horizons as well as those of other people.

When the potential for creativity meets the promise of skill, you've made contact with the creative spirit. There's no holding you back now. You've received that flash of inspiration, that "aha!" moment of illumination, and you are ready to take those creative risks.

In short if you have a specific skill you want to gain more creativity in - please ask yourself the first 2 questions again - but gear them towards your skill.

(Ie: What new goals do I want to achieve with Scrapbooking? What information do I have to help me with that - and how would I like to do it differently (ie: what if I could....)? ).

The answers you come up with - will give you the answers you need to LEARN what you need to learn - in order to INCREASE the personal creativity you already have. As well as the knowledge and skills in those areas.

This is the foundation behind learning How to Be Creative. Yes, there is a lot more you can do. But you can't do it all in one day.

So keep it simple for yourself and then progress with it.

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