Saturday, December 24, 2016

The New Book “100 Creativity Ingredients” Introduction

Creativity habit needs to be cultivated via practices, creativity muscle needs to be strengthened via daily grinding.

In recent years, creativity has become a very highly valued skill, and many think it is the #1 most wanted professional capability in the digital era. We all have unlimited creativity potential and intrinsic ability to think outside of the box, but we need to learn how to unlock it. Creativity is a function of imagination, multidimensional thinking, knowledge, psychology, activities, and motivation. The purpose of “100 Creativity Ingredients - Everyone’s Playbook to Unlock Creativity “is to classify, scrutinize, articulate, and share insight about one hundred special creativity ingredients, to paint the picture with them, to add colors on them, to embed the music into them, and to make the story via them, in order to unleash our collective creativity potential.

Chapter 1 Intellectual Ingredients: Creativity is the high level of thinking. Thinking is probably one of the most difficult things for human beings, the thinking capability well defines the difference between human and other creatures, and the level of thinking may also well reflect who we are.

Chapter 2 Psychological Ingredients: If you consider being creative as a way of thinking, of imagining, of expression, of perceiving things, of inventing, of inspiring, etc, then it happens every day, multiple times a day. To gifted creatives, being creative is something that they are, whether they're consciously being creative or not. It is the psychological state of the mind depending on what you consider creativity and being creative.

Chapter 3 Knowledge and Capability Ingredients: There is a philosophical connection between knowledge and creativity. Knowledge is path-dependent. This means that to discover an opportunity, you should have previous knowledge in the field to be able to get recognized. Imagination is also needed to be able to apply this previous knowledge to the different context. Nowadays creativity is an important professional capability, and the multitude of professional capabilities can enforce creativity as well.

Chapter 4 Activity Ingredients: While we each have the enormous creative capacity, our willingness to exercise and express it becomes more complicated. Creative people are inspired to think and work nearly every day on creating, not reactively waiting for the “Aha” moment, but proactively stimulating the new energy with the fountain of creativity.

Chapter 5 Motivational Ingredients: Creativity has many forms and manifestations. Take the standpoint that creativity has its starting point within an individual. Creativity can manifest in a collective environment. While the individual contributions provide the 'building block" of creativity, it is the collective consensus on what to do with them that is exciting.

The people who helped to shape our world are some of the broadest and innovative thinkers. Creativity seems to be the free flow of life force energy. It is a wellspring we can learn to tap. Creativity is like a color spectrum. There are commonalities that are relevant to all colors which reflect the spectrum of light. Such metaphor connects the dot back to the nature of creativity. Creativity is innate with many special ingredients; and creativity can be developed if the conditions are right and there is knowledge, love, inspiration, encouragement and permission. Creativity is a long-term endeavor. Creativity can be abundant.


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