You Are a Potential Genius!
The many studies on the qualities of geniuses have concluded that they use creative thinking to solve problems. Creative thinkers are responsible for many of the great breakthroughs in human history. They are continually seeking better ways to accomplish their goals.
Creativity is the single best predictor of your success. The more creative you are, the better your ideas will be to improve your life, work, and everything around you.
You have more creative potential than you realise. One good idea can change the entire direction of your life. Creative people are curious. Keep asking questions and coming up with new ideas.
A Genius Keeps an Open Mind
Approach every challenge or situation with an open mind and an attitude of exploration and discovery. The more open your mind is to new and different approaches to situations in your life, the more likely it is that you are going to get insights and ideas that move you out of your comfort zone. The enemy of creative thinking is the comfort zone. Keep asking ‘why not?’ and ‘what if?’
A Genius Considers Every Aspect of a Problem
Consider carefully every aspect of a problem, refuse to jump to conclusions and instead gather more data. Test and validate your tentative conclusions at each stage. Do not rush to judgement.
Albert Einstein was once asked, ‘If there was a major emergency or potential disaster that was going to destroy the earth in 60 minutes, and you were asked to find a solution, what would you do?’
Einstein replied, ‘I would spend the first 59 minutes gathering information, and the last minute solving the problem in the best possible way.’
In business today, the more time you spend working closely with customers to be sure that your new product or service idea is exactly what they want, need, and are willing to pay for, the more likely it is that you will be successful in a fast-changing and highly competitive market.
A Genius Uses a Systematic Approach
Take a systematic approach to problem-solving and decision-making. Follow a carefully-designed checklist to work through a challenge, step-by-step toward a conclusion. This is the proven method of all accomplished professionals.
First, define your problem or goal clearly and put it in writing. Then ask, ‘What else is the problem?’
A challenge may have more than 1 definition. Define the problem in several different ways in order to find the correct solution. You want to come up with a great solution to the exact problem.
Solve Your Problems Faster with Creative Thinking
Always seek never-ending improvement. Resolve to move boldly out of your comfort zone. Continually search for newer, better, faster and cheaper ways to achieve your goals and move ahead. Be prepared to fail when you are developing new products, services, methods or strategies. You will experience frustrations, difficulties and temporary setbacks on your way to success.
The founder of IBM, Thomas J. Watson Sr., was once asked how to succeed faster. He replied, ‘If you want to succeed faster, you must double your rate of failure. Success lies on the far side of failure.’
In fact, to the creative genius mindset, there is no such thing as failure. There is only feedback. Difficulties come not to obstruct, but to instruct. The formula has always been to try again, and then try something else.
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