Tips to Make You More Creative
by Roger Carr
Many great things have
started as a simple, creative idea. Consider donating some of your best
ideas to help others. The more creative you are, the more ideas you
will be able to create. You can be creative even if you don't think you
I have known many people
who were scared to use a computer for the first few times. However,
after diving into it they became more comfortable. They were willing to
take a risk and make some mistakes. The result was an ability to learn
and do things they would never be able to do without the use of a
Being creative and
thinking up world-changing ideas occurs in the same way. Everyone can
be creative but they have to be willing to start. The creative process
will then become more natural over time.
Try the following tips to
help you on your journey to be more creative:
1. Record your
ideas on whatever is comfortable and convenient at the moment.
What is important is that you record your ideas. In the past, I have
forgotten ideas that I thought of when I was on a walk. Now I carry a
digital recorder with me on those walks. At other times I use my
computer, notepad or journal. Choose what will work best for you and
make sure you have a way to record your ideas at all times. You never
know when an important idea will surface.
2. Don't limit
yourself to ideas that seem possible. Capture all of your
ideas. Even those that seem impossible to implement are important for a
couple of reasons. First, what seems impossible to you may not be
impossible sometime in the future or for someone else. Second,
impossible ideas encourage further creative ideas that might be more
likely to be implemented.
3. Change your
scenery or location. A change in scenery can stimulate the
creativity inside you. A change might be as simple as looking out a
window. You can also visit someplace new like a park, beach, or mall.
The new environment can foster new ideas.
4. Read on many
topics. It is amazing how many things in a totally unrelated
subject can prompt new ideas. By broadening your knowledge into more
areas, you make your creativity potential grow.
5. Go for a walk.
Some of my best ideas have happened when I was on a walk. This applies
to any form of moderate exercise. I have heard of others who have
written articles and speeches while walking or jogging.
6. Focus in
10-15 minute increments. It does not take a significant
amount of time to brainstorm some potential ideas. In fact,
brainstorming works best when done for short periods of time.
Concentrate for a few minutes on generating as many ideas to address a
specific area or problem. Then capture anything that comes to mind
throughout the rest of the day (see tip #1). You will have several
ideas for consideration for little investment of time. One of those
could become something tremendous for helping others.
7. Think big.
What question are you asking to prompt your ideas? The larger the
question, the larger the impact those ideas may have on the world. You
can start by addressing smaller problems, but don't limit yourself to
those. You have unique experiences, knowledge and talents that should
be applied to helping others on a grand scale as well.
Follow these tips and you
will be on your way to generating ideas that have the potential to
change the world. Don't let your previous lack of creativity keep you
from developing and donating your ideas. Get started today.
To learn more ways
to give to others, sign up for the free Everyday
Giving ezine at http://www.everydaygiving.com Roger
Carr is the founder of Everyday Giving. His life purpose is
to help people help others.
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