Reframing Creativity for Non-Creatives: How to be more creative in 4 1/2 steps.
After reframing Creativity as The Ability To See Opportunity, here’s part of an approach I’m discovering myself (hence the daily writing).
- Stretching Ourselves. Being uncomfortable with new situations and enjoy them. To Learn.
- Embracing Constraints. That’s the most useful way to think of new ways, to have amplitude of thinking, to go broad on what could be possible.
- Deepening To See The Patterns. The most accustomed we get to seeing the same thing over and over will give us insights on how it could be approached differently. A jazz player doesn’t just play random notes and chords — first they need to see the patterns to know when, where and how to “break” the rules and make the song harmonious.
- Specializing. Making a choice to say no to everything else. That’s the best way to mastery.
The hardest part — as usual — is the one that will turn one door into more doors, enabling you to see unseen possibilities and take action to bring opportunities into reality. That’s the only way I see how we can make better decisions. The right decisions. And it’s fucking hard. =)
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