This is a QRS Series – Question, Recommendation and Saying – focusing on things that are important for us, as parents and as professionals.
Are you doing enough to increase your creative skills? Are you exercising your brain to think beyond the obvious?
Almost every job requires creativity, some more than others. With automation increasing every day, creativity is the one thing that will be a differentiating factor. How differently you can solve a problem? What product features should be included? What new products should be designed? Creativity is not limited to artists and writers. Each and everyone of us needs it.
So, are you doing enough to hone this very important skill?
Invest some time in honing your creative skills. Creativity is not something you are born with. It is a skill, and like all skills, it can be developed and honed.
Exercise your brain regularly. Solve puzzles, play creativity building games with your children or friends.
Here are some fun ideas that you might find useful:
Three Games to Build Creativity that can be Played Anytime, Anywhere
The Game of Why – A Game to Develop Lateral Thinking
If you have some more time, I would also recommend reading Edward de Bono’s book, Lateral Thinking
“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.”—George Bernard Shaw
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”― Albert Einstein