When we speak about creativity, most people think mainly of fine arts, and artistic creations, whose role is mainly aesthetic. But creativity is not only that. So, what is creativity?
Creativity is defined as the ability to make or otherwise bring into existence something new, whether a new solution to a problem, a new method or device, or a new artistic object or form. If you split the word, you will see that it is formed by create + activity, so it is an action of creation, whatever the creation is.
Therefore, that’s why creativity is not necessarily artistic. Creativity is also problem solving with the addition of some key features: relevance (the degree to which a problem is solved and can be verified) and innovation (the degree of uniqueness and originality put in the solution found).
To generate innovation, you shall be creative. It is the link between creativity and innovation that makes the former such an important element. Today it is essential to innovate continuously to move forward, improve yourself, remain competitive in a healthy way and be able to face new challenges.
Creativity is an important trait of the human being, that we all possess, and that makes us successful individuals. From the point of view of personal development, being creative means thinking independently, being able to create, using your special talents, making the best of your experiences, values, and ideas.
Motivation, that is the desire to do something for the simple pleasure of doing it, triggers creativity. This means that even in the workplace creativity is more stimulated when we carry out activities that we consider interesting and not when we are motivated exclusively by extrinsic factors such as, for example, money.
Children begin their life journey with incredible potential, a creative mindset that lets them approach the world with curiosity, with questions to discover what surrounds them. Unfortunately, as they grow, educational practices when they start school, most probably will turn them into Cartesian beings who may lose their talents.
Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting.Edward De Bono
How to boost creativity
As said before, creativity means “create – activity”. Therefore, it can be considered a productive capacity. It consists in facing problems by adopting new perspectives, with the aim of finding innovative and effective solutions in any field of application, identifying new and useful connections to generate new conclusions starting from the available data and information.
A creative individual shows the willingness to learn from failure and explore new paths.
You can enhance your capacity of being creative with an open mind free from prejudice, with motivation to be able to find the strength and try new ways of doing something.
Cultivate trust in your talents, avoid old habits, and leave room to new ideas. Your creativity will boost as never before!
Do you consider yourself a creative person?
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