You know it’s a myth that only highly intelligent people are creative. In fact, research shows that once you get beyond an I.Q. of about 120, which is just a little above average, intelligence and creativity are not at all related. That means even if you’re no smarter than most people, you still have the potential to be highly creative.
So, how do you tap into that potential? The following are five tips for unleashing your inner creativity:
1. Don’t be afraid to try new things.
The key to being more creative is to get out of your comfort zone. Challenging yourself to try new things — whether it’s a new activity, food or way of thinking — will help you open up your mind to new possibilities.
2. Take time for yourself.
It’s hard to be creative when you’re stressed out. Make sure you take some time for yourself each day to relax and rejuvenate. This will help you be more productive when you do have time to work on creative projects.
3. Be open to new ideas.
When you hear a new idea, don’t automatically dismiss it. Instead, try to entertain it and see how it could work for you. You may be surprised at how some seemingly crazy ideas can actually be quite useful.
4. Encourage collaboration.
Working with others can help you come up with more creative ideas. Collaborating with teammates, friends or family members can help jump start the creative process and lead to some great results.
5. Be patient.
Creativity doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time and practice to develop your creative skills. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t see results immediately. Just keep working at it and you’ll eventually find your groove.
When it comes to creativity, there are no set rules. It’s all about finding what works for you and experimenting until you come up with something you’re happy with. So, don’t be afraid to try new things and let your imagination run wild. The sky is the limit - or space of Elon is anything to go by!