When engaging your creativity deliberately there’s a general rule of thumb: It’s not about finding the right answer, it’s about exploring the unknown to arrive at new ones.
The journey can be chaotic for sure, so here are a few pointers to keep you grounded in your imagination to find new ideas (and stave off the push from the environment to produce now, now, now).
Remember these always:
- You have permission to be undecided and unclear so as to create a number of potential solutions rather than to be directed toward a single one.
- You are free to break taboos, buck tradition, and overthrow conventional wisdom
- Get yourself a magical object that stimulates your power to achieve success (See Science Daily article on good luck charms).
- Be patient. There’s no way you can hurry the process by skipping some steps.
- Remember who you are. Your embarkation on this creative journey provides an opportunity for you to be more of who and what you were born to be.
- Use a pair of brand new eyes to see what is hiding in plain sight.
- Do your editing after writing your first draft and before presenting your idea/s to others.
- Draw from an energy source you haven’t used for a long time. Childhood fantasies perhaps?
- 4 Ways to Unleash Your Creative Genius (health.usnews.com)
- Exercising our creativity (boston.com)
- Holiday Stocking Stuffer: Book Explores Creative Power of Women (prweb.com)
Thanks again to Rob Brezny, who inspired this post.