Eight Habits of The Creatively Intelligent
Want to be more creative? Creative Intelligence is not a “given” but a process, a practice.
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.