you seen a toddler cry for food and what happens when the mother turns a
deaf ear to his plea for food? The child tries to drop a thing on the
floor to draw attention. Soon the mother or another family member rushes
to the child who is then comforted and given something to satiate his
hunger. What did the child do? He practiced his creative skills to draw
attention and achieved his immediate goals. This initial strategy of being
creative which most of us have put to work, reveals the fundamental truth
about creativity: we have it in us except that the skill has to be further
honed to achieve bigger things in life.
creative is not just learning to paint a good picture or writing a novel.
The need for creativity lurks at every corner of our lives. Without being
creative we can hardly solve the plethora of problems which plague our
daily lives. Even when we wish to better ourselves we need to put our
creative skills to use. Albert Einstein once said, “If you always do
things the same way, you will always get the same results.” Nothing can be
truer than this statement. Creativity can take much of the boredom from
our lives rendering us more productive both at home and at office. But how
can one put in conscious efforts to open up the mental blocks which stop
us from being creative?
Start to think of different ways in which the same job can be done.
Change the route to reach office. You would be surprised how energized you
feel passing a stretch of green en route.
your perspective about many things which surround you. For instance, you
have always perceived a particular restaurant to be expensive. Call them
up and ask for the prices of some of the dishes which they serve. You
might be in for a surprise which leads you to treat your family to this
place on your next dining out day.
at problems as challenges. A new boss has replaced the old one and you
fear that the new superior may not like the processes followed in your
department. Stop fretting about it and think of this problem as an
opportunity to display your creative skills and develop another way to do
the same thing. It is possible that the new and creative solution could
save the company time and money.
you devote some time in thinking about ways of improving the look of your
home you would soon find that you are living in a much more value-added
home rather than feeling depressed in the old surrounding. Even in your
career, coming up with innovative solutions can take you higher in your
designing a career path can require your creative skills. Planning for the
future and working hard for achieving your goals in the present is part of
any success corporate story. But if you work hard and aimlessly, what
awaits you is frustration and hopelessness. However, if you can
concentrate on self-development, for example to enhance your existing
talents, you are creatively opening up fresh channels of career change and
knows no boundaries and the areas where you can be creative are equally
endless. Creativity can take you places and can save you from many
pitfalls of life too. For instance, imagine the company that you are
working for faces a major marketing challenge. The way to take the
challenge in the stride would be with a creative solution like a change in
pack size, launching economy packs, changing the perfume of the product,
outsourcing advertising and promotion, stricter management of financial
resources and so on. If you along with your colleagues build a ‘creative’
brain storming group, your joint effort could result in a financial
turnaround for the company which can change fortunes for many within the
conclusion, the more curious you become about being more creative, the
more would be the revelation of your own unique creativity which right now
lie latent within you.
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