Ever wish you could simply wave a magic wand and re-engage your creativity for profit and adventure?
Alas, as adults, often we tend to stamp down on creativity-in-the-moment because of pesky things like:
* The idea we’re adults now and have no time for it
has 9 rather interesting ways to unleash your creativity starting right now!
I will admit…
I did not resonate with most of the ideas, but this one is stellar and knocks it out of the park:
“Try the 30 Circles Test
This great creative exercise comes from researcher Bob McKim, and is featured in Tim Brown’s TED talk Creativity and Play.
Take a piece of paper and draw 30 circles on the paper. Now, in one minute, adapt as many circles as you can into objects. For example, one circle could become a sun. Another could become a globe. How many can you do in a minute? (Take quantity over quality into consideration.)
The result: Most people have a hard time getting to 30, largely because we have a tendency as adults to self-edit. Kids are great at simply exploring possibilities without being self-critical, whereas adults have a harder time. Sometimes, even the desire to be original can be a form of self-editing. Don’t forget-good artists copy, great artists steal. ”
While I totally disagree with that last statement, this is is a gem:
“Most people have a hard time getting to 30, largely because we have a tendency as adults to self-edit. Kids are great at simply exploring possibilities without being self-critical, whereas adults have a harder time. ”
That idea of NOT being self-critical…
Well, that leads to NOT second-guessing yourself which leads to NOT analysis/paralysis which DOES lead to…
Good stuff indeed.
And if you’d like other resources for unleashing your creativity, consider:
You might feel like you’ve lost the creativity of your youth…
But you really haven’t.
You’ve merely give it a long long LONG sleep.
Why not wake it up today?