Friday, December 30, 2016

The New Book “100 Creativity Ingredients” Conclusion: Unlock Creativity via Daily Practices

Creativity is the potential which can be unlocked and innovation is the serendipity which can be unpuzzled.

Creativity becomes significantly important in the digital age with the advanced technologies because the digital workforce of the future will not be mere automatons, but continue to discover, explore, and improve the surroundings. As the matter of fact, creativity is one of the most wanted professional qualities in the digital age. Hence, it is important to set your own principles, practice, practice, and practice more to unleash the abundance of creativity.

Blend unique ingredients to fuel creativity: As we discussed in this book, there are so many unique ingredients to make “creativity formula.” There is a combination of intrinsic and extrinsic elements to trigger creativity. On one hand, you need to have the level of curiosity, learning agility, open and inquisitive mind, unique observation, and in-depth understanding; on the other hand, it is critical to have a motivational  environment to inspire creativity and encourage innovation, bridge cognitive gaps, fertilize growth mindset and let creative minds soar. Creative people leverage emergent, divergent, and convergent thought processes to ignite creativity.

Encourage creative problem-solving: Creativity needs a problem; creative people are both problem finders and problem solvers. Creativity demands the possibility of the wrong in order to be exploring in a free and playful way. Creatives always ask open questions which lead to discovering situations others do not see at first. The essential to questioning stimulates the creative side of our brains in order to find answers. Creativity is a symbol of life, people who thrive as creative problem-solvers have developed a series of habits to connect the dots effortlessly and trigger creativity frequently.

Be courageous to get out of the “fear” and take the risks: Creativity is all about breaking down the conventional wisdom or outdated rules, and reimagine the better way to do things, and there is no innovation without risk-taking. Individuals need to step outside the box or the comfort zone and challenge perception, push themselves to the limit, their limit. The ideas come and go, and above all, we must instead leave them free, do not be afraid to say what we think or make a fool, keep your creativity flow, and get out of the fear that blocks your genius, learn how to liberate imagination and come up with a new approach to the world. The evolution of innovation only exists in the more open environments that create insights, take advantage of all sources of creativity in a more open way.

Every person has the ability to be creative, just tearing down the mental barriers they have and tapping in their inherent ability. Creativity is the potential which can be unlocked and innovation is the serendipity which can be unpuzzled. It is only when all individuals challenge themselves and then come together as a group, will we see real human potential achieved.


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