There is an impulse in all of us to create. It stems from our tendency to be curious, to wonder and to question.
Creative thinking is imaginative, inventive and involves generation of new ideas. Creativity is arguably the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns and the same mistakes. Every great advance not just in science and technology has issued from an audacity of imagination.
“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires a creative imagination and marks the real advances in science.” -Albert Einstein
Creative thinking is not a talent; it is a skill that can be learnt, practiced and improved on.
Thumb rules for creativity:
1. START NOW –
The power to create is found in the present moment
2. NO IDEA IS RIGHT OR WRONG –
An idea could sound known or strange, marvelous or outrageous. but there is no right or wrong
3. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE –
What is now proved was once only imagined.
4. THERE IS ALWAYS SCOPE FOR IMPROVEMENT –
Whenever man comes up with a better mousetrap, nature immediately comes up with a better mouse.
5. LOOK BEYOND ‘WHAT IS’; LOOK FOR ‘WHAT MIGHT BE’ –
Knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.