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5 Ways to Awaken Your Creativity

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Everyone can be creative. However, intimidation prevents many of us from looking beyond the surface of what's possible. Confidently channel your creativity using these actions.

1. Conquer self-doubt.

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The mental wounds of self-doubt have destructive energy. Focus your energy on productive positivity to control your mind and unleash creativity.

2. Observe creativity clues.

Gather every creative detail that you can find to construct new and innovative answers to your complex problems.

3 Eliminate preconceptions about there being only one right solution.

Perceiving all problems as opportunities gives you permission to explore new possibilities.

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4. Practice creating new ideas.

Every day, spend 25 minutes writing down all aspects of a problem and five minutes brainstorming new solutions.

5. Persevere and don't be afraid to fail.

Exhaustion, failure, and impossible dreams are the seeds of great change and transformation and are an essential part of your creative journey.

About the Author

Doug Patton is author of Conquering the Chaos of Creativity. As CEO of Patton Design, he is an esteemed industrial designer who was featured on the ABC show American Inventor. He has created more than 300 products in 20 international market categories and has received more than 150 patents and international design awards. Patton frequently works with companies like Apple, Microsoft, Disney, IBM, and Mercedes-Benz.

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