Want to be more creative?  Creative Intelligence is not a “given” but a process, a practice.

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An approach to living.

Here are habits of living that all creative people have fostered in themselves:

1. Ask Questions

What if?  Why?  Why not?  How?  How many of the world’s great inventions or artworks would never have happened if their creators hadn’t asked.

2. Embrace Change

It’s happening, whether you like it or not.  Might as well love it.

3. Don’t pre-judge

Discernment is important — but only at the end.  Let the beginning be a field of open possibility.

4. Look on the bright side

Does being creative make you positive?  Or being positive make you creative?  Contrary to popular opinion, the research says: both.

5. Welcome Problems

Creative people see problems as natural and normal — they’re drawn to them, wanting to fix them, to “make” a solution.

6. Confront Challenge

Becoming more creative means stepping out of your comfort zone – aka. your stagnation pool – and s-t-r-r-r-e-t-c-h-ing yourself.

7. Stick At It

Successful creatives are all agreed: resilience and persistence were more important to their success than talent.

8. Be flexible

Go with the flow, the flash, the flux: they are the stuff that brilliance is made of.