- Get in touch with your inner child
- Learn to be more creative….
- Who needs to be more creative?
- First Rule of Creative Thinking…
- Curiosity has its own reason for existing
- The important thing is to not stop questioning.
- Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler
- Einstein Inspires Creative Thinking
- Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new
- Imagination is more important than knowledge
We treasure our knowledge so much that it’s scary to let it go, even for a few moments.
Curious people learn more, discover more and change things. If you want to hire creative people – look for curious people. They ask the questions about things that others ignore. If you want to be more creative – be more curious.
PS: Curious people will make you uncomfortable because of their questions.
This is a powerful statement. Creative problem solving is a process of asking advancing questions. Yet too many people stop when they don’t hear an answer that they like. Or they stop when they are frustrated. But, the only way to learn is to ask probing questions. You might ask those questions of others or yourself.
The more questions you ask the better you will become at it. Not all questions are good questions and often it is a matter of the right question at the right time. Listen to the answers especially when you don’t like them.
Making things simple is true genius. Anyone can complicate things. But it takes patience, probing questions and creative thinking to simplify. Whatever problem you are facing it’s probably not as complicated as you think – but we often make it so. If you want to solve more problems, simplify them. The real genius is turning complexity into simplicity.
Would you like to be a creative thinker like Albert Einstein? You might not discover the theory for relativity but you can learn from Einstein’s creative thinking techniques and apply them to your creative problem solving challenges.
Albert Einstein has been called the most creative genius of the last century. He started his career as a patent office clerk. That means he spent a lot of time studying other people’s ideas and thinking about them. Einstein learned how to analyze creative ideas and examine them in his mind because he didn’t have a laboratory to test the ideas.
You might not be an Einstein but you can use his thinking techniques in your creative problem solving. Enjoy the following posts with quotes from Einstein and the ideas on each.
Mistakes are fundamental to exploring new territory. If you’re not making mistakes you are not growing. Make mistakes, make them quickly and move on. Remember Edison who made hundreds or thousands of mistakes before he invented the light bulb. Mistakes are experiments that eliminate an option.
Einstein was not disrespecting knowledge. He was pointing out that knowledge is based on our beliefs formed yesterday. The way to move into the unknown is based more on imagination than it is on knowledge. Too often knowledge will tell you that “it can’t be done.” Only imagination will find and open doors that you had ignored. Just imagine.