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The Seven Keys to Turning On Creative Thinking

Posted on: September 16, 2013

~ by Davin Infinity

Davin Infinity Skonberg

Davin Infinity Skonberg

1. You know you are creative. An actively creative person is not special, each one of us has a special kind of unique creativity  which arises in our life. Every one of us is born a creative, spontaneous thinker (just look at children). The only difference between people who are creative and people who are not is a simple belief. Creative people simply believe that they are creative. People who believe they are not creative, are not. Once you have a particular identity and set of beliefs about yourself, you be- come interested in seeking out the skills needed to express your identity and beliefs. This is why people who believe they are creative become creative.

2. Creative thinking is fitness. You must have passion and the determination to im- merse yourself in the process of creating new and different ideas. Then you must have patience to persevere against all adversity. All creative geniuses work passionately hard and produce incredible numbers of ideas, most of which are never used. Inventors like Thomas Edison, music composers like Mozart, and play writes like Shakespeare all created thousands of versions compared to the few we have honored.
3. You must go through the motions of being creative. When you are producing ideas, you are replenishing neurotransmitters linked to genes that are being turned on and off in response to how your brain is responding to challenges. When you go through the motions of trying to come up with new ideas, you are energizing your brain by in- creasing the number of contacts between neurons (and the more creative you become). If you want to become an artist and all you did was paint a picture every day, you will become an artist. The same goes for any area of the left or right brain.
4. Your brain is alive. Your brain is a dynamic system that evolves its patterns of activity rather than computes them like a computer. It thrives on the creative energy of feedback from experiences (real or fictional). You can synthesize experience; literally create it in your own imagination. The human brain cannot tell the difference between an “actual” experience and an experience imagined vividly and in detail. This discovery is what enabled Albert Einstein to create his thought experiments with imaginary scenarios of space/time travel that led to his revolutionary ideas about space and time.
5. There is no such thing as failure! Whenever you try to do something and do not succeed, you do not fail. You have learned something that does not work. You may ask “What have I learned that I didn’t set out to discover?” Whenever someone tells you that they have never made a mistake, you are talking to someone who never tries any- thing new. Trust your instincts. Don’t allow yourself to get discouraged. Oh, and never stop with your first good idea!
6. You do not see things as they are; you see them as you are. Interpret your own experiences. All experiences are neutral. You give them your unique meaning by the way you choose to interpret them. If you are a priest, you see evidence of God everywhere. If you are an atheist, you see the absence of God everywhere. College dropouts, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, looked at the same absence of personal computers and saw a massive opportunity. While around the same time, IBM observed that no one in the world had a personal computer. IBM interpreted this to mean there was no market.
7. Always approach a problem from a fresh view. Do not trust your first perspective of a problem as it will be too biased toward your usual way of thinking. Always look at your problem from multiple perspectives. Always remember that innovation is finding a perspective no one else has taken. Look for different ways to look at the problem. When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
Davin Infinity,  host of the HumanSpirit Radio’s Creative Energy Series
www.Creative-Energy.biz
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