Try not to Control Everything in Your Life
Many times it is the unsuspecting moments that guide us to creativity. Creativity requires a challenge to start a flow of new ideas, then a way to capture them.
When it comes to creativity, there’s good news and very good news. The good news is that the mysteries of the creative process are finally giving way to a rigorous scientific analysis. The very good news is that, with the right skills, you can boost your own creative output by a factor of 10 or more. Significant creativity is within everyone’s reach–no exceptions. What’s more, greater creativity breeds greater happiness. The creative process is itself a source of joy for most people. And with new creative powers we’re also better able to solve the little problems that beset us daily.
*This information was garnered from an online source.
More Training, More Creative
Here’s a deceptively simple fact: for repertoires of behavior to contribute to the generative process, they must first exist. In other words, the more training you have and the more diverse that training is, the greater the potential for creative output. Letting kids float around a classroom from one “activity center” to another is not the way to go; when we’re on our own, we gravitate toward a very narrow range of learning opportunities. The creative process is spurred on by multiple well-established repertoires of behavior. Traditional, structured, aggressive methods of teaching and training have special value in laying a foundation for creativity
A contradiction? Didn’t I say that first-grade teachers were monsters who stifled creativity by doing too much teaching? The problem with traditional education is not that it teaches diverse subjects or subjects that lack apparent utility; the problem is that it doesn’t allocate any time and training for creativity as such. Kids need to learn things that they don’t want to learn–not just to become good citizens, but also to become more creative people.
If you want to enhance your own creativity, take courses in subjects you know nothing about. Once a year, at least, take a course at a local college in the last thing you’d ever want to know about. Land’s own breakthrough invention came about because of training he had in crystallography, chemistry, and other fields. The invention of Velcro, the modern theory of electron spin, and countless other advances were made possible because their creators had training in diverse fields.
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What Is Creativity?
The connections in our mind converge and new ideas are generated. But there is a certain mystery and awe in our creative facilities. This intangible process makes our creative process and output somewhat unpredictable and serendipitous.
How do you maximize such an ephemeral and yet essential process? I don’t claim to know all the answers, but there are some easy things anyone can do to help you with all of them.
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Here are some ideas to try:
Keep an idea journal.
Or an online mind map.
Or a sketchbook.
Or a voice recorder
Or a combination of all of the above
Sand in your toes or Songs in your ears . . .
I choose the backyard and the beauty that is right here. The garden is at its peak, the early evening light and air – perfect. I mostly hear the birds chirping and get to watch them take turns in the bird bath. The distant sounds are of barking dogs whose owners have gone off for the day leaving their “best friend” unattended. My best buddy waits for me patiently right inside the sectioned glass door. He peers out longingly to be next to me – or, just out “catting about.” My backyard, no matter where it is, will always be my favorite place.
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