Friday, June 30, 2017

The Monthly “Thinkingaire” Book Tuning: Unlock the Power of Creative Thinking June 2017

The human progress is all based on our thinking, learning and changing capabilities.

With the increasing speed of change in the hyperconnected digital ecosystem, some industrial mindsets with “status quo” types of thinking, authoritarian attitude, and bureaucratic decision-make, are outdated, turn to be a "dragger" of the business innovation and a laggard of the digital paradigm shift. More specifically, what are the perception gaps to become the very obstacles for digital transformation and how to close them to embrace digital thinking styles?

Unlock the Power of Creative Thinking

Is Creativity a High Level of Thinking? Creativity is about thinking beyond conventional wisdom. Creative thinking is unique and original, many other types of thinking are not..some are the habit, repetition of memory, the way of least resistance, emotional reaction, social conformity, approval seeking, dogmatism, pedanticism, following, mendacity. A certain mental, psychological and conditional chemistry is needed to break-away from thoughts that others have thought about. So creativity appears to be beyond the conventional thinking - where you have left the confines of other people's thoughts.  

A Creative Mind? Creativity is a mode of thinking. Some people are more in the creative thinking mode than others. This would mean that you can switch you thinking mode to fit the circumstances. That is the secret weapon of a 'creative mind,' to be able to voluntarily switch between open and closed thinking styles.

Thinking Out-of-the-Box, What is your Box Though? Every mind has a certain box, some smaller, some bigger; the box starts set-up at a very early age, by your surroundings, the education you received, the people you interacted with and the standards by which you lived. The "boxes" are the walls in your mind. Walls in your mind are constructed by society's conditioning (rules imposed by parents, teachers, leaders, media, books, etc). When you allow information into being accepted as absolute "truth" without first using critical thinking, it inhibits your ability to also think creatively. So in order to think "out of the box," you have to clarify what's inside your box, though?

Creativity vs. Consciousness All living beings are creative and we, humans, like to think that we are the most creative beings of all, not too sure about that. But speaking of humans, our creativity fluctuates, seems to disappear at times, get blocked, or sparkle in abundance and flow out of us some other times. So what’s the correlation between creativity and consciousness?

Free Your Mind Free = without limits; Mind = Individual Consciousness. A free mind is like the cloud, flowing over; like a river, running forward; like a seed, sprouting up; like a butterfly, dancing around; like seasons of change, with shape and shapeless; visible and invisible; color and colorless; tangible and intangible, nature and nurtured.

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