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How to Become an Expert: Creativity

cre·a·tiv·i·ty -the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations

Creativity can be developed and improved. Here is my Theory of Creativity in 3 parts

  1. Prepared Mind – prepare your mind to be creative
  2. Right challenges – know what challenges you should embrace now
  3. Creative ideas – use powerful techniques to get new ideas

I. Prepared Mind

Your mind is the main tool for generating ideas. Empty, timid and rigid mind will not produce successful ideas.

What should be the qualities of the mind to get great ideas and solve complex problems?

  1. Knowledgeable - know problem domain and other fields that can inspire new ideas
  2. Flexible - able to vary and adapt the ways of thinking
  3. Forceful - eager and resolute to find a solution
  4. Easy - clear and free from stress and fear
  5. Playful - can surprise and break rules
  6. Intuitive - come up with ideas without thinking and reasoning
How can you develop these qualities and prepare your mind to be creative?
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