As I have written before, one of the most common ideas of creativity is giving it a religious explanation, a way of seeing it as a God like process in which a great master work comes from nothing in an unexplainable way.
Andrew Tate, a freelance writer and neuroscientist, tells that we are far more likely to be creative in an area that we truly enjoy. Therefore the ability to think and act creatively comes down to having good knowledge of ourselves and to have the confidence to challenge yourself. It is also about deciding to take those risks, follow those dreams, and to learn to deal with failure.
As author Todd Henry emphasizes there is a myth around creative people lacking analytical ability. This point of view argues that instead of using a straight-line analysis like many strategists, innovative people use another kind of systems thinking to look many sides of the problem at once. This myth is a public percepction that has to be changed if we want to democratize creativity and specially if our mission is to finally end up designing machines and systems that exhibit artistic behaviour.
Fortunately neuroscience´s latest research is slowly proving that creativity is a skill that can be developed and a process that can be facilitated by experimenting, exploring, questioning assumptions, using imagination and synthesising information. In order to better undestand all of this Spirit Button has designed a nice infographic with 9 simple ways to improve our creativity…
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