Survival of the fittest, but what about thriving? In today’s world, it’s not just enough to survive. Yes, it’s important to survive but that will not give you the sense of fulfillment that will make getting out of bed each morning worthwhile. One distinctive feature of individuals that are thriving in the world is creativity. The most creative people tend to also be the most successful. They think outside the box, create new ways of doing things and redefine norms in phenomenal ways. Sure, we can’t all be the most creative person on earth. Creative people often have intrinsic talents that may be impossible to mimic. But that doesn’t mean we cannot enhance our own existence by keeping out personal creativity levels at their peak. By maximizing your own creativity, you get to make a difference in your world – that is, the people around you. One way to do this is to learn and adopt the characteristics that set apart the successful people from the rest. Schuyler Richardson highlights the 7 habits of insanely creative people that each of us should strive to take up: 7 Powerful Habits Of Insanely Creative People 1. Always Ask Questions Creative people never take anything at face value. Instead of simply accepting that things are a certain way because that’s the way they’ve always been, creative people ask questions and uncover answers. While you may not always find the answer you’re looking for, the mere act of seeking can be enough to spark a new idea or teach you a new lesson. 2. Wake Up Early It would be incorrect to say that all successful and creative people wake up early. After all, Franz Kafka, the renowned German writer, was notorious for staying up all night and sleeping in until noon. And consider that Pablo Picasso rarely woke before 10 am. While both of these men were successful and creative, they’re exceptions to the rule. Via LifeHack This particular characteristic may come as a disappointment, but the fact remains that most highly successful people are also early risers. As Ernest Hemmingway once said, “There is no one to disturb you and it is cool and cold and you come to your work and warm as you write.” 3. Surround Yourself with Creative People Like birds of a feather, creative people flock together. The reason for this is that you are what you surround yourself with. If you spend your time with lazy people, you too will become lazy. Via LifeHack A common problem for many people is that they feel intimidated by other’s success. Our egos drive us to associate with those we consider less gifted, smart or intelligent, so we can feel good about ourselves. Unfortunately, this works against our creativity by encouraging stagnation. Well, if you spend time with innovative minds, you’ll automatically shift your thoughts and learn to think more creatively on a regular basis. 4. Expose Yourself to New Mediums The best way to enhance creativity is to avoid [...]
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