1 Feb 2012

Do You Recognize These 10 Mental Blocks to Creative Thinking?

Submitted by Stephen Winters
TitleDo You Recognize These 10 Mental Blocks to Creative Thinking?
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of PublicationSubmitted
AuthorsClark, B
Access Year2012
Access DateFeb 1, 2012
Last Update Date2007?
Publishercopyblogger.com
Keywordscreative thinking hindrances
Abstract

Whether you’re trying to solve a tough problem, start a business, get attention for that business or write an interesting article, creative thinking is crucial. The process boils down to changing your perspective and seeing things differently than you currently do.

People like to call this “thinking outside of the box,” which is the wrong way to look at it. Just like Neo needed to understand that “there is no spoon” in the film The Matrix, you need to realize “there is no box” to step outside of.

You create your own imaginary boxes simply by living life and accepting certain things as “real” when they are just as illusory as the beliefs of a paranoid delusional. The difference is, enough people agree that certain man-made concepts are “real,” so you’re viewed as “normal.” This is good for society overall, but it’s that sort of unquestioning consensus that inhibits your natural creative abilities.

So, rather than looking for ways to inspire creativity, you should just realize the truth. You’re already capable of creative thinking at all times, but you have to strip away the imaginary mental blocks (or boxes) that you’ve picked up along the way to wherever you are today.

I like to keep this list of 10 common ways we suppress our natural creative abilities nearby when I get stuck. It helps me realize that the barriers to a good idea are truly all in my head.

URLhttp://www.copyblogger.com/mental-blocks-creative-thinking/
Citation KeyctkeyCreativeThinkingBlocksClark

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