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Our brains like to follow known patterns instead of reinventing a process every single time.
This tendency makes us far less creative and therefore – less efficient.
This deck presents seven common habits that kill creativity.
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Have you ever thought about why Have you ever thought about why some people are some people are more creative than others? than others?
People are lazy and likely to People are lazy and likely to spend spend minimum effort on getting things done. getting things done. on
Our brains like to follow known Our brains like to follow known patterns instead of patterns instead of reinventing a a process every single time. process every single time.
This tendency makes us far This tendency makes us far less creative and therefore less creative and therefore – – less efficient..
Here are Here are seven common habits that common creativity. habits that kill creativity.
1 1 You’re Too Logical A creative idea cannot be born A creative idea cannot be born in an environment limited by in an environment limited by logic and and rationality. .
Logic Logic stifles creativity and blinds you to blinds you to essential insights essential insights from different from different kinds of analyses, kinds of analyses, from consumer from consumer groups to market. groups to market. and
2 2 You choose the first solution Finding one solution is only Finding one solution is only the the beginning of a long of a long process. process.
This habit never This habit never motivates you to motivates you to play with play with alternative ideas, , efficiently killing efficiently killing any creative bone any creative bone in your body. in your body.
3 3 You believe that there’s only one right answer Many of us think that most Many of us think that most questions generate questions generate only one correct answer. correct answer.
There exist many There exist many different approaches to tackling a tackling a challenge and challenge and that’s what makes that’s what makes a field interesting. a field interesting. to
4 4 You lack expert knowledge Being a Being a novice isn’t a bad thing isn’t a bad thing – – in fact, it happens to everyone in fact, it happens to everyone starting a career in a new field. starting a career in a new field.
If you’re new to a If you’re new to a discipline, and you discipline, and you never took the never took the time to study the time to study the basics properly, basics properly, you’ll inevitably you’ll inevitably put a put a strain on your creativity. your creativity. on
5 5 You’ve got too much expert knowledge A A bloated ego will make you miss will make you miss out on fantastic opportunities for out on fantastic opportunities for growth and learning. growth and learning.
If you’re convinced If you’re convinced that you know that you know everything, everything, you’re limiting yourself to experience only one experience only one side of the industry. side of the industry. you’re to
6 6 You’re overwhelmed by data Stop mulling over Stop mulling over LOTS of LOTS of data. data. STOP..
Ask or look for Ask or look for just enough information and allow yourself information and allow yourself some space for creative thinking. some space for creative thinking.
7 7 You just think you’re not creative Everyone has a Everyone has a potential for creativity, only most decide that creativity, only most decide that it’s not worth to use it in their it’s not worth to use it in their for daily lives. daily lives.
Ignorance of the Ignorance of the creative process is creative process is not lack of creativity not lack of creativity – – it’s a it’s a choice..
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Is your Is your LAZINESS getting in the way of getting in the way of your your CREATIVITY? ?
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