Key Myths About Creativity
One of the greatest
misconceptions about creativity is that we tend to think only a few special
people possess it. Most of us tend to view creativity as a gift and not
a skill. The reality? We are all born with a great creativity capability.
Remember when you were a kid? You asked “Why?” all of the time. You were
curious about why certain things couldn’t be done or why certain things
weren’t possible. So what happened? Our years in the school system and
cultural socialization taught us that it’s not okay to ask why all of
Creativity was something you once had plenty of – so can you get it back?
Absolutely! Thankfully there are tools that will help you get it back.
That’s the reason behind the purpose of this book. The creative thinking
tools in the “Sly as a Fox” toolbox will help you.
One other huge misconception is that creativity must create a “Big Bang”
to be deemed creative or worthwhile. Many people associate creativity
with Einstein’s theory of relativity or Isaac Newton’s laws of physics.
This is absolutely ridiculous. You can apply creativity every day of your
life. Here are some every day creative ideas:
· Reducing the machining time of a part
· Reducing process waste by 10%
· Improving the purchase order process by eliminating two signatures
· Finding a faster process to pick your daughter’s prom dress
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All of these creative ideas are small and incremental, but in a lot of
ways no less important than the “Big Bang” creative discovery. In fact,
most monumental creative discoveries are really a series of smaller incremental
improvements. So just remember – your ideas don’t have to be “Earth Shattering”
for them to be creative and innovative.