“Let’s not reinvent the wheel” isn’t a saying, it’s a weapon for killing discussions. It’s deployed to prevent people asking too many questions or diving too deeply into the issue at hand.
Creativity is about characteristics and behaviours, such as flexibility, awareness, openness to ideas, the ability to solve problems, tolerance of failure and risk taking. This is a creative mindset.
Science has shown that creative problem solving, idea generation, and opportunity creation all increase with a more positive mood. This is a guest post from Susanna Halonen, a self – described Happyologist.
Opportunity doesn’t knock, you have to find it in places where others can’t see it and recognise it when others don’t. Getting lucky is like proving criminal guilt, it’s all about the means, motive and opportunity.
When I’m struggling to be more creative I often find that I’m also being too focused. I’m reading too many books on one subject, diving too deeply into one set of ideas or just spending too much time working on one problem.