Using a #model (CHOICES) based on Robert Weisberg’s #thinking , Barbara Grace from the School of Modern Psychology explores the 7 #steps needed to #think #more #creatively.
1. Developing a #creative mindset
#Creativity is a skill every one of us has.
2. Habitual thinking
Requires us to develop a level of expertise requiring practice, reflection and experience. Excellence is often reached through 10,000 hours to develop the depth of thinking required. Creative people have a broad range of interests which allows them to transfer knowledge between domains.
3. Ordinary Thinking
You don’t need to be a genius to ‘think’. Extraordinary results and creative advancements all begin with the thinking strategies we apply to everyday problems. Watson and Crick, in developing the double-helix model for DNA followed 3 critical steps: collaboration, developing an approach, creating a model. Picasso painted Guernica in response to a bombing at Guernica during the Spanish Civil War. His work touched a nerve with the public, that change can occur. It needs someone to create the spark.
4. Incremental Thinking
Taking small, yet measurable steps that build towards giant leaps lead to those wonderful a-ha moments. Incremental thinking builds on ‘ordinary thinking’.
5. Conscious Thinking
Involves focusing on the issue or project you’re working on and ‘tiring’ the mind so that during rest or sleep your unconscious mind can continue the work and create connections between ideas.
6. Evolutionary Thinking
#Creative thinking builds on all that has come before. Ideas aren’t created in vacuums. They draw from what has already evolved.
7. Sensitivity Thinking means having the flexibility and adaptability to incorporate new and different ways of thinking to help move your work forward.