Via the Creative Thinking site, hosted by Michael Michalko, I discovered this insightful post: The Twelve Things You Are Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking. Here are a few of the points that caught my interest:
- "YOU ARE CREATIVE. The artist is not a special person, each one of us is a special kind of artist. Every one of us is born a creative, spontaneous thinker. The only difference between people who are creative and people who are not is a simple belief. Creative people believe they are creative."
- "CREATIVE THINKING IS WORK. You must have passion and the determination to immerse yourself in the process of creating new and different ideas. Then you must have patience to persevere against all adversity."
- "LEARN TO THINK UNCONVENTIONALLY. Creative geniuses do not think analytically and logically..... . Creative geniuses are inclusive thinkers which mean they look for ways to include everything, including things that are dissimilar and totally unrelated.
Make sure you check out the complete post for more inspiring thoughts.