By: -Roopali Slathia (Physical Director, BCCI level -2 Cricket Coach in India)
Creative Thinking skills are vital to your success. Everyone has their own level of thin-king. Some are good and some are better. In fact, it is safe to say that an individual with poor creative thinking skills will be relegated to be working for those with better developed creative thinking skills. And creativity is a skill, like riding a bicycle, playing cricket, reading, writing, etc.
Unfortunately, the great majority of people do little or no creative thinking at all. They are stuck in a comfort zone where they strive to remain consistent with what they have done and said in the past. This is why “Emerson wrote”, A Foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds”.
Everyone is creative. Creativity is a natural, spontaneous characteristic of a positive individual with definitely come. There are three factors determine everyone creativity
Creative people always have a history behind them, their background; past experiences consider themselves to be highly creative. Coming up with new and the number of ideas is normal and natural for them because they are in the habit of doing things in different ways. Past experience gives many ideas like how to go about next, What flaw over the past gives you a lot of improvement in your creative thinking.
POWER OF PRESENT
The second factor that determines your creativity is your current situation. The positive environment opens up a lot of ways to be creative. Do a group of people laugh together and get involved in discussing ideas together. May be your ideas get criticized but some elements will definitely come out of the criticism also. An idea may work may not work but the courage of speaking out is most important. That makes you creative and your brain starts working. The new ideas according to the situation, What all is there in your hands, What all you can arrange these things shows the power of the present.
THE PERSON YOU SEE
The Third Factor that determines your creativity is your self-image. The work done by Howard Gardner at Harvard University concluded that there are several different ways of thinking and that each person is a Potential genius in at least one area. So it’s important to know about yourself first. Question yourself, What I like the most, What I love to do again and again, Where I can put all my energy, Where I am willing to put my hard work. So the key to unlocking your creativity is to begin to think of yourself as a highly creative person and always believe yourself.
- Courage to think different
- Courage to invent
- Courage to Travel on an unexplored path
- Courage to discover the impossible
- Courage to discover within you
- Courage to combat the problem and succeed are unique qualities
Always believed that cowards never make history,
History is created by people with courage and wisdom,
Courage is individual wisdom comes with experience
(A.P. Abdul Kalam)
AND THE INNER GAME
Timothy Galloway in the book “The Inner Game of Golf” teaches that the way to become a better golfer is to imagine that you are already o top golfer and to play golf as if you were already champion. The very act thinking about yourself as an excellent golfer improves golf swing and your drive and putting almost immediately.
The way to increase your creativity is to imagine that you are already a highly creative person. Repeat to yourself, over and over, “ I’m genius.
Visualize and imagine yourself as a highly creative person. Imagine that you are so creative that there is no problem in your world that you cannot solve by using your own creative mind. Imagine that there is no goal that you cannot achieve by developing ideas for its accomplishment. Imagine that there is no obstacle that you cannot overcome, when you apply your creative mind, like a laser beam cutting through steel, to remove the obstacle.
The good news is that everybody is inherently creativity is a tool provided by nature to man to ensure survival, and to deal with the inevitable problems and challenges of daily life. The only difference is that some use a lot of their inborn creativity and some people very little.