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Imagination and Creativity

Imagination is the ability to envision a reality that does not yet exist. Creativity is the inspirational energy and skill that allows us to turn that vision into reality. But creativity is not just an artistic ability to create “something from nothing:” it encompasses all manner of ways we synthesize, improve, modify, and personalize the world around us. Any aspect of problem-solving—whether encountered while parenting, teaching, or even debugging a database—relies on an ability to see a possible future and implementing strategies to bring it about. Every human being is capable of being imaginative and creative. While some people are inherently more artistically inclined than others, everyone can enhance their creative abilities with regular practice and by finding places of inspiration that stimulate the mind and heart.

Fostering Creativity: 12 Tips for Boosting Your Creative Skills

Creativity has been valued throughout human history. It has also been called “the skill of the future” (Powers, 2018).

Creativity

Contrary to earlier theories that creative people emerged from conflicted families, Csikszentmihalyi’s findings, published as Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention (1996), showed that these individuals had, for the most part, experienced normal childhoods and grown up in f...

The Art of Creativity

When the creative spirit stirs, it animates a style of being: a lifetime filled with the desire to innovate, to explore new ways of doing things, to bring dreams of reality.

Here’s How Imagination Works

Our imagination allows us to do more than just daydream. It sparks new ideas and helps us visualize ourselves achieving that next great goal in life.

Creativity Is for Everyone

Creativity isn’t just about revolutionary ideas, and it’s not just the domain of artists and visionaries. Creativity is for everyone.

How to Inspire Creativity on a Deadline

I have discovered the best ideas come to me at the most random times: in the shower, brushing my teeth, walking in the woods and in the middle of the night.

Creative Collaboration Is What Humans Do Best

Humans have incredible creative potential. Our knack for creating megacities, double-decker airplanes, cures for hundreds of diseases, symphonies, and virtual reality games, among other remarkable inventions, attests to our capacity to imagine possibilities and make them real.

The Power of Humor in Ideation and Creativity

Laughter can help people solve problems that demand creative solutions, by making it easier to think more broadly and associate ideas/relationships more freely.

Creative Problem Solving

Creative problem solving (CPS) is a way of solving problems or identifying opportunities when conventional thinking has failed. It encourages you to find fresh perspectives and come up with innovative solutions, so that you can formulate a plan to overcome obstacles and reach your goals.

8 Things Really Great Problem Solvers Do

Life is full of problems and challenges. Most people become proficient at working through small issues or at least skirting them. But those who are exceptionally good at solving problems have a distinct advantage on the path to success. They often become leaders among their peers.

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