Thursday, 8 December 2011

Creativity : 10 Things That You Were Never Taught In School.

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Creativity : 10 Things That You Were Never Taught In School.

1. There is a creator inside you:  

An artist is not an extraordinary person, each one of us is a unique kind of artist. All of us are born with creativity person, impulsive thinker. The only distinction between those who have creativity and people who are not is their belief. Those who have Creativity have belief that they have creativity and those, who have doubt about their creativity, are not. 

Once you are having a specific uniqueness and set of beliefs regarding yourself, you turn out to be interested in search of the skills required to articulate your identity and beliefs. This is why people who believe they are creative become creative. 

If you consider you are not creative, you don’t have an urge to learn how to become creative and you don't. The reality is that believing you are not creative excuses you from demanding or making an effort anything new.


2. Creativity flows in when you start working: 

You must be having zeal and the willpower to plunge yourself in the process of nurturing new and distinct ideas. Then you must have endurance to persist against all harsh conditions. All creative persons work fervently hard and create implausible numbers of ideas, most of which are bad. Thomas Edison formulated 3000 diverse ideas for lighting systems prior to him employed them for practical application and productivity. 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart created more than six hundred sections of music, together with forty-one symphonies and a number of forty-odd operas and masses, In the short span of his creative life. 

Shakespeare had written 154 sonnets. Among those some were masterwork, while others were not much better than his generation could have written, and some were simply awful.


3.Propel yourself into the motions of being creative: 

When you are creating ideas, you are replenishing neurotransmitters linked to genes that are being turned on and off in response to what your brain is doing, which in turn is making a response to confront. When you go through the motions of trying to come up with new thoughts, you are energizing your brain by growing the number of contacts among neurons. 

The further you try to get ideas, the more active your brain turns into and the more creative you become. If you want to become an artist and all you did was paint a picture every day, you will turn out to be an artist. You may not become another Vincent Van Gogh, but you will become more of an artist than somebody who has not at all tried.


4.    The brain is a computer which has its limits: 

Your brain is an active system that develops its prototypes of activity rather than computing things like a computer. It thrives on the creative energy of feedback from understanding real or imaginary. 

You can blend perceptions; accurately converting it in your own imagination. The human brain cannot tell the difference between an "actual" experience and an experience imagined vibrantly and in details. 

This discovery is what made Albert Einstein to make his thought experiments with imaginary circumstances that led to his radical ideas about space and time. One day, for example, he imagined falling in love. 

Then he imagined meeting the lady he fell in love with two weeks after he fell in love. This lead to his conjecture of causality. The similar process of synthesizing perceptions permitted Walt Disney to transport his fantasizing thoughts to life.

5.  There is no one perfect answer: 

Reality is vague. According to Aristotle it is either A or not-A. It can’t be both. The color of the sky is either blue or not blue. This is black and white thinking as the sky is a billion different shades of blue. 

A beam of light is either a wave or not a wave (A or not-A). Physicists revealed that light can be either a wave or particle depending on the perspective of the viewer. The only certainty in life is uncertainty. 

When trying to get ideas, do not censor or assess them as they take place. Not anything kills originality faster than self-censorship of ideas while developing them. Think of all your ideas as potential and generate as many as you can before you decide which ones to select. The world is not black or white. It is grey.

6. Experts always tend to be negative: 

The more expert and specific a person becomes, the more their frame of mind turn out to be narrowed and the more fanatical they happen to be on confirming what they consider to be absolute. As a result, when brazen out with new and dissimilar ideas, their focal point will be on conformity. 

Does it conform to what I know is right? If not, experts will expend all their time viewing and elucidating why it can't be done and why it can't work. They will not look for methods to make it work or get it done since this might reveal that what they considered as absolute is not absolute at all. 

This explains the reason when Fred Smith created Federal Express; every liberation specialist in the United States envisaged its assured doom. After all, they thought, if this delivery concept was achievable, the Post Office or UPS could have done it long ago.


7.   Don’t Stop if you have one good idea: 

Try always to hunt for a better one and keep on doing that until you are having one that you consider is perfect. In 1862, Phillip Reis demonstrated his invention which could transmit music over the wires. He was days away from improving it into a telephone that could transmit speech. 

Every communication expert in Germany dissuaded him from making improvements, as they said the telegraph is good enough. No one would buy or use a telephone. Ten years later, Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone. 

Spencer Silver urbanized a new adhesive for 3M that stuck to objects but could easily be lifted off. It was first marketed as bulletin board glue so the boards could be moved easily from place to place. There was no market for it. Silver didn't discard it. 

One day Arthur Fry, another 3M worker, was singing in the church's choir when his page marker fell out of his hymnal. Fry covered his page markers with Silver's adhesive and discovered the markers stayed in place, yet lifted off without damaging the page. Hence the Post-it Notes were born. 

Thomas Edison was always trying to spring board from one idea to another in his work. He spring boarded his work from the telephone (sounds transmitted) to the phonograph (sounds recorded) and, finally, to motion pictures (images recorded).


8. Have faith in your instincts: 

Don't permit yourself to get disheartened. Albert Einstein was barred from school since his attitude had an adverse effect on serious students; he failed his university entrance exam and had to be present at a trade school for one year prior to finally being admitted; and was the only one in his graduating class who did not get a teaching position because no professor would recommend him. 

One professor said Einstein was "the laziest dog" the university ever had. Beethoven's parents were told he was too dull to be a music composer. Charles Darwin's classmates called him a fool and what he was doing "fool's experiments" when he worked on his conjecture of biological evolution. 

Walt Disney was fired up from his first job on a newspaper since "he lacked imagination." Thomas Edison had simply two years of formal education, was completely deaf in one ear and was hard of hearing in the other, was fired from his first job as a newsboy and later on fired from his work as a telegrapher; and still he become the most famous inventor in the history of the U.S.

9.   There is nothing which can be called failure: 

If you trying to do things and do not succeed, you do not fail. You have figured out ways that do not work. Constantly ask "What have I learned about what doesn't work?", "Can this make clear a bit that I didn't set out to explain?", and "What have I found out that I didn't set out to discover?" Whenever someone tells you that they have never committed a mistake, you are talking to someone who has by no means tried anything new.


10.  Don’t  view things as they are

Try to view things as you are. Try to understand your own experiences. All experiences are neutral. They don’t have their own meaning. It’s you who provide them meaning by the way you desire to interpret them. If you are a monk, you will find the evidence of God all over the place. If you are an atheist, you see the nonexistence of God everywhere. 

IBM observed that no one in the world had a personal computer. IBM interpreted this to mean there was no market. On the other hand the two different College dropouts, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, viewed at the same thing and saw a huge prospect. 

Once Thomas Edison was approached by a supporter while experimenting on the filament for the light bulb. The assistant queried Edison why he didn't give up. He said, "You have seen failure 5000 times." Edison told him that he couldn't recognize what the assistant intended by failure, because, Edison said, "I have discovered 5000 things that don't work."


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