The Power of Creative Thought
The Power of Creative Thought: We are the only creature on this
planet that thinks, plans and takes action based upon those thoughts and plans.
Of course, some animals are capable of problem solving. Rats and mice can be
taught to run a maze or perform simple actions. Dogs intuitively react to our
voices, gestures and facial expressions. They can use this intuition to perform
more complex actions. Apes can learn how to draw simple pictures, as well as to
recognize words and use them to communicate simple concepts. The human, however,
is the only creature that actually uses the power of thought to change the
The Power of Creative Thought
The power of thought rests
upon two different aspects of intelligence. On the one hand there is
analytical, logical thinking. Analytical thought systematically solves problems
through analysis and logic. It uses learned and proven principles to get to a
result. It can be thought of as linear thinking.
Creative thought is the other aspect
of human intelligence. Creative thought is not concerned with analysis and
logic. It seeks a result, but is completely unconcerned with process and
Instead, it relies on juxtaposition, viewpoint and connection to
solve a problem. It seeks to see the world from a new and different angle and
to challenge the norm. It can be thought of as non-linear thinking.
The power of creative thought is
enormous. It has, literally moved mountains. It has brought down governments.
It has taken us to alien worlds. It has made us what we are today. Yet how has
all of this occurred?
Creative thought has changed the
world largely because of one specific power. You see, creative thought is the
source of all ideas. It is ideas that mold and mutate the world, but they owe
their existence to the ability to dream of and conceive revolutionary change.
Without the dream there are no ideas and without ideas there can be no progress
or positive change.
11 Tips to Boost the Power of Creative Thought
Grab a piece pf paper and a pencil. Set a timer for 3 minutes and let
your thoughts flow. Whatever comes to mind, be it words or images, write it
something new that you use when you’re being creative (paper, colored
pencils, sketch pad, software, templates, etc.)
something – anything to get your juices flowing.
to your favorite music.
through the recycle bin on your computer to see if something inspires you
or if you can combine ideas to create something new.
a photo and write about it or edit it in a photo editing program.
for 10 minutes. Practice being in the moment.
your local library for inspiration.
- Take a
break and step outside. See what inspirations you can get from nature.
for video tutorials to learn something new.
to children play and see where their imagination takes you.
If you're finding it hard to stay positive in your current situation, perhaps make changes to get out of it. If you dislike your job, make the effort necessary towards finding a new one. If you're feeling unhealthy, make nutritious changes so you can live your best life. Sometimes a little effort is all you need to change your current perspective. Baby steps!
The power of creative thought has the ability to
dissolve the boundaries between seemingly unrelated concepts. It takes things
that seem unalike and through a magical alchemy changes them so that they are
no longer disparate. Connecting unrelated concepts in new ways is the very
heart of creativity. It is also the birthplace of all the ideas that have
transformed our race and made us what we are today. The creative force will continue to inspire
innovation in the future as we carry on the process of growing and developing.
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