“An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.” – Edwin Land
Does Daily Life Need Creativity?
Many people believe that the goal of any society is progress, however for most of us it is not easy to get used to something new. It takes more or less time for every person to adapt to a new environment, even if it is only using a new tool, cooking a new dish or finding a new bus stop. That is the reason why many people cling to the way things are, it is much easier for them to do habitual things.
Any person’s every day of life consists of many repeated activities, such as driving a car, dressing, eating etc. People do most of these activities automatically, without much thinking. Automatic operations helps the brain to avoid unnecessary effort, but many people also use this natural capability of the brain in a wrong way.
Creating Life Scripts
They create scripts for many activities in their life, they use the same expressions, eat the same food, and go to the same supermarkets. People live with the same world outlook their whole life. It is clear that in most cases laziness makes them live with these scripts because it is much easier for people to make habitual things, say habitual phrases and do the same job everyday, rather than straining the brain, creating something new, and making progress in their life.
However, there are still many activities, which demand creativity and the ability to orientate us in new, unusual situations. Life brings us surprises every day, and sometimes it is impossible to be prepared for all circumstances. Economical and political situations of any country in the world change every month or year and leads to changes in many of life’s aspects. Today people need to be creative to get ahead, because it is impossible to find favorable work or life conditions that do not have any changes or unexpected circumstances.
There are not too many people which think and act creatively. Those people that do think creatively are usually successful businessmen, artists or politicians, because they can effectively use the natural capability of their brain to think creatively. Creative and imaginative people do not achieve success for themselves only; they also contribute to progress of society. That is why it is important to train yourself to be creative and get rid of many scripted opinions in your mind.
Steps to Creativity
The first step to thinking creatively is to understand which activities are indeed in need of scripts (some every day operations such as driving a car) and which activities demand creativity (such as work, business, education, upbringing of children).
Second, do your daily activities such as work or family creatively, enrich your knowledge about your business, and find new ways to improve it, do not be afraid to give work to your brain, because in daily life most people use only 4-5% of their brain’s ability to think.
Last, but not least is to be aware that if you are a creative and imaginative person you would not be disarmed by unexpected or unusual life circumstances and changes because you can always find a way to adjust and get ahead in your life.
Learn to be Creative
Many people say that they are not creative and that they don’t know how to be creative. That is just not true. Everyone of us has been creative at some point in our lives. Young children are very creative. Over the course of going to school and work, we have lost our creativity.
You can get it back.
The easiest way to become creative again, watch little children and let yourself be drawn back to those times in your life when creativity reigned.