Here is a selection of articles and other resources on developing creative thinking and innovation, and enhancing your creative work.
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Are you waiting for a muse? Are you telling yourself you are not creative?
Those are two of the limitations creativity author Michael Michalko addresses in his article The Seven Deadly Sins that Prevent Creative Thinking. Here are two excerpts, with some of my comments.
“Art itself can take us to distant places, to caves buried deep within the psyche, or to the wide expanses of distant space,” she says.
“Art is powerful, and artists require careful grounding. It is a matter of balance. It is best to not binge on creativity, but to keep it carefully embedded in the flow of life.”
Reverend David Herndon argues, “Some people assume that creativity is a gift, bestowed or withheld by some capricious divinity.
“But I would invite us to consider another point of view, that creativity is a talent widely distributed among human beings, a talent which can be cultivated and developed, if one understands something of how creativity works.”
Creating images and visualizations of what you want to accomplish can be a powerful strategy for achievement, according to many writers, coaches and research studies.
Follow the links to some of the many curated resource lists on the TalentDevelop and Creative Mind network of sites – with products, programs, books, articles and more to enhance creativity and personal development.
See more titles listed in my longer PsychCentral/The Creative Mind post, such as:
How to be Creative by Paul Thagard
11 Ways You’re Already Creating Every Day by Kris Emery
Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling by Emma Coats, Pixar’s Story Artist.
Twelve Things You Are Not Taught in Schools About Creative Thinking by Michael Michalko
How To Be More Creative – A List By Gail McMeekin
Read the post: How To Be More Creative
Paintbrush image at top from Facebook/Artbook – caption:
“You may not be a Picasso or Mozart but you don’t have to be. Just create to create. Create to remind yourself you’re still alive. Make stuff to inspire others to make something too. Create to learn a bit more about yourself.” Frederic Terral