How to be a Creative Thinker ! I’m starting to put more work into these videos!
“Dance above the surface of the world. Let your thoughts lift you into creativity that is not hampered by opinion.”
― Red Haircrow
Creativity is such a difficult skill to master. It’s the source of our will power, it’s the channel of our personality and it’s the development of who we are as individuals. With great creativity comes great responsibility.
How well you can think creatively will determine how active you are in life. It takes creativity to be productive. Without creation, there’s no production. How well we understand what creativity is, where it comes from and what our goals as creative thinkers are will decide how well we progress in our chosen activities or career paths.
So what is creativity? It’s the simple ability to transcend traditional ideas. To have a perspective on where our current limitations have taken us and to ascend past that so we can form ideas and thoughts about the world that have yet to be discovered.
But believe it or not, creativity is difficult. The first real creative thinker was the philosopher Aristotle who was the first man to develop logic. After Aristotle… nothing, zip, it took hundreds of years for creative thinking to start developing at a rapid rate.
Next came, Newton, Darwin, Einstein and then came the civilized world we live in today with seven billion people in the world and more genius level IQ’s than at any other time in history.
So how do we tap into that? That vein of creative thought, those people who seem to be able to scoop ideas out of water and turn them into physical realities. How do we form that special talent?
“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.” — Bruce Lee
The most important thing for a creative thinker is to habitually practice the art of the high quality thought. We all have voices in our heads that are often left on, like static on a television. It can be loud and it can even be self damaging. We all have voices in our head.
Being able to shut off those thoughts and settle, like water, completely still. That’s the place you want to begin working from.
After you’ve achieved that. Next comes visualization.
When your mind is empty, start to visualize the world differently. Spend some time in your imagination. Lose yourself in flight or breathe underwater and explore a lost city.
Instead of flopping down on the couch and watching family guy (sorry Seth, I love the show.) Try a thought exercise. It might inspire you more than you think. I made a habit of doing these exercises for an hour or so every day.
But it doesn’t take much, try it for twenty minutes. In these thought exercises, at first try not to use words, only visuals. After a few weeks start adding high quality words.
In a very short time you’ll notice an increased attention span and a newfound skill to wrap yourself up in a creative task, become the creative task and execute the creative task.
The benefits of creative thinking are numerous. In addition to a total life enrichment you’ll find that you have the ability to pick up talents and skills faster and more easily because like water becomes the cup; You can become the thought, you can become the talent and you can become the skill.
It’s important not to over think it, but to understand that it takes deepening oneself to unlock your own potential and that can only be done through reflection, thoughtful and mental development.
So there ya have it. If you want to feel inspired, you have to think in terms of inspiration. But when you habitually feel badly, you’ll only be hurting yourself and bringing down those around you.
I’ll leave you with this final quote.
“I only know that I know nothing”
And with that in mind, my friends, begin your creative journey into a world of limitless possibility.
Personal Website: http://calebashtonmann.com
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