How to prepare the mind for ideas
When creative teams are formed, the teams are the funniest
And laughter is the most creative and brilliant. As Roger von Oech said, “Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father.” The relationship between seriousness and ideas is an inverse one.
A child is an innocent and free character who does not know what he cannot or should not does it, he sees the world as it really is.
There is a coupling between creative processes and evasion of constraints. The ability to see the world as a child sees it is the key to creative thinking. In this, Jean Piaget, the famous psychologist, says, “If you want to be more creative, stay partly a child.”
• There is no last time, every time is the first.
They don't know anything about the past, so there is no prejudgment • They break the rules because they are not aware of them • The ability to notice new relationships • Reflect on everything that catches their attention • The question is nonstop.
People are divided in access to ideas and their relationship to them
A reflective personality: You can't leave anything without thinking about how to change it knowing that the ideas exist and they know how to get there. And a non-reflective personality: routine - weak imagination - balanced, they do not know that ideas exist or how to reach them.
This trait is not an innate trait, but is acquired by the following two pillars:
• Knowing that ideas exist:
Every problem has hundreds of solutions, ideas, and answers, and when we make sure there are solutions, we'll easily find one.
• Knowing where the ideas are:
Getting to the place of ideas requires you to accept your opinion for yourself as well Your actions stem from your imagination for yourself.
The intellectual orientation is more important than the facts. Ideas are for those who believe that they can reach them. Therefore, getting an idea depends on (your belief in yourself and your belief in the existence of the idea).
Your responses to all events and problems change according to your goals and motivation, so raise the ceiling of your ambitions towards ideas. Don't make it your ambition that you will get the idea, but live as if you already got it.
Why is failure fun?
- Failure is the best way to know you tried
- The only way to success is failure
- Failure is multiple solutions and ideas to the problem, but it is incorrect
- Failure is a way to change the way you view the problem and life
- Failure is an incentive to reach another successful solution
The most prominent characteristic of people with creative ideas (are curiosity and courage). The person who has a curious personality tends to know everything, which leads her to increase their knowledge of many of the basic elements that are the basis of the idea of "a new mixture of old elements", so they are more likely to reach ideas and goals than others who are not curious.
In order to increase your knowledge and input from the old elements, you must:
1. Getting out of the routine:
increasing the knowledge and input you need to create Thoughts are presumed to break out of stereotypes that are artificial constraints to prevent new life input into your thinking
2. The difference between vision and sight:
many things we look at on a daily basis, but we do not see them. Looking does not require effort, while vision requires effort and commitment.
Seeing is a deeper effort than looking, which one needs to increase his input. Practicing your abilities to see most of the things around you, it is to lengthen the look with contemplation and contemplation.
As we mentioned earlier in our discussion of curiosity, one of the characteristics of creative people comes to talk about the other characteristics of courage, which is unlike the fear of rejecting ideas that prevent ideas from emerging from you.
To cultivate a spirit of courage, remember these five:
1 Fear is a common trait and the courage to face it
2 Every time there is an idea and it may be better
3 Stress and fatigue are associated with getting ideas
4 All ideas are good, but may not be appropriate
5 Too many and varied ideas are not a reason
Sharing ideas with other individuals is a reason to increase experiences, perspectives, frames of reference, backgrounds, and bits of knowledge.
The energy of diversity has very high strength, excitement and suspense. Here is where the energy lies in teamwork to reach the best ideas and creativity, but always remember in teamwork:
1. Small number
2. Comfort between the team
3. The spirit of fun among the team and remember to stay away from the negative individuals in the creative team
Your way of thinking needs more renewal, and among the distinguished ways of thinking: Visual thinking: The traditional way of thinking is to think in words, but the most creative minds in history think in pictures more than words. Whenever you need an idea or a solution to a problem, try to visualize it instead of expressing it in words.
Horizontal thinking When we present the solution or idea, the question is not asked whether the solution was done by traditional or vertical thinking or in any way. The horizontal method makes mental and lateral leaps that are not sequential until reaching the solution or the most innovative pioneering idea. Destroy your imaginary boundaries. It does not exist in reality.
Create restrictions so as not to conflict with the previous method, creativity needs restrictions that control the conflict arising from the conflict of human minds
The people who are most fortunate to have access to ideas are the ones who are able to integrate.. because they are the basis of creative ideas and to be able to integrate.
Here are some principles:
- Find analogs: that is, compare two things that are similar in one or more aspects, regardless of whether the two things are alike or not. It is enough to find one or more points that correspond to another idea.
- Breaking the rules: He broke the rules from human minds that he made. Every innovative idea or scientific discovery was the result of breaking artificial rules. What if? Assumptions generated by the "what if" question are keys to many solutions to a problem, innovating, or getting more creative ideas. Expansion of fields Research in various fields opens up many ideas for the most innovative solution.
- Risk: The new idea is at stake in its proposal and projection on the ground. Without risks, there are no ideas.
The five steps to generating ideas
The process of invoking and identifying the problem is more important than solving the problem. Through recall, many diverse questions are asked to define the problem in more diverse ways, and here a distinction is made between the right questions that connect you to the right ideas.
Diversity by asking questions in a variety of directions and replacing the “what” with the way the most influential and creative minds do.
The right ideas are hostage to access to all the required information, and as mentioned earlier, the collection of information and input steadily affects the quality and robustness of an idea.
Gathering information is not easy, but it does require effort to get to the point where you can start. Today's means of communication and search engines have facilitated access to information, but what distinguishes a thinker from a thinker is their additional capabilities, such as access to information.
The best way to get ideas is to get the first idea. Ideas are arranged by getting one of them.
But having a good idea is the result of getting a lot of diverse ideas. This is combined with the amount of information you have. Ideas are sought and do not come alone.
Forget the problem:
Many ideas come when the mind is in a relaxed state, and this stage is important after mastering the previous stages and does not come alone, and this phenomenon as Philip Goldberg describes it is "I have found its effect", quoting the saying of the Greek scientist Archimedes, which Philip defined as a common feature of discovery Scientific. Technical creativity, problem solving and decision making.
Forgetting here does not mean neglect or relaxation of the mind, but rather a temporary rejection of it and a preoccupation with something else.
Idea and implementation test:
The idea stuck with the courage to share it with those interested in it to get to the most important step which is implementation. So, the upshot of sharing is if it's frustrating, go with your idea for a bigger and more challenging one.
Stick to these principles to move from your idea to reality and projects:
- Get started right away.
- Execute your steps directly
- Define the executive schedule and keep it short.
- List the tasks and tools that will bring your idea to life
- I give up all hope of a comeback.
- Implement your idea yourself if you do not find someone to implement it for you.
- Hold on to your idea and trust it.
- Your goals for getting the idea are reasons to keep it going.