Everyone has problems, some people can solve it more easily and others can’t, so let’s talk about how you can find solutions to the problems you face every day.
I will teach you to stimulate your adaptive creativity with a very easy exercise, we will increase your awareness of prosperity because you will become much more attentive.
How to stimulate creativity.
Let’s start by defining what creativity is. Being creative is not linked to the artistic ability you have, nor is it linked to having thousands of ideas in your head, but to finding that unique idea that can change everything and then finding a practical solution for the problem you are experiencing. People who do not use creativity to solve their problems tend to use an easier idea, those that come quickly to their heads which is not always the best solution. Now, some people use creativity to find the best solution to their problems, and that solution may be something new that no one has ever thought of before or it may be something adapted that already exists.
The coolest thing about nurturing creativity is that prosperity is directly linked to it, a person with a good idea of creating something new, or creating a new formula much better to market something that already exists starts to prosper. So we can say that creativity helps to solve problems and is directly linked to your prosperity.
How to be creative?
It is important for us to understand that there is a very common myth that only a few people are creative, this is not true.
You have creativity, mainly adaptive creativity, but maybe what you still don’t know is how to use it, so let’s learn.
Adaptive creativity is when you analyze what resources you have to solve a problem, make a list of possible solutions, and choose the best option. To demonstrate how it works, let’s do a very simple little exercise. This is an imagination exercise. Let’s imagine unusual uses of objects, for example, I’m going to choose an old boot that I have, you obviously know that a boot is for wearing, but what other uses could I have from it if I wanted to? I could use it to put on a door to prevent it from closing with the wind, it could also be a beautiful rustic vase with colorful flowers to put in my garden, I could also use it to kill an insect.
Do you realize that in this simple example I use adaptive creativity to find solutions to a few problems? I use the resources I have and adapt them to what I need the moment a problem arises.
Adapting to a problem
Let’s understand how it would be used for a real problem and make this exercise much clearer. Let’s suppose that today you want to buy a house, and the monthly payments are a little high. What you do first is to analyze your resources, you make a list of what you earn and what expenses you have, and then let’s say that you conclude you need to cut the gym from your expenses. This decision seems to be the easiest, but is it the best? No! We will now use your adaptive creativity for this problem. You have analyzed your expenses and got to the gym item, but other than stopping it altogether, you will now list what are other solutions there may be for this item.
You can choose a cheaper gym, or you can negotiate a cheaper membership at your current gym, you can leave that gym and reserve the same time to go for walks in the park, or even invite friends to work out together at your home.
When you use your adaptive creativity you face problems and have much better solutions, you start to broaden your vision of possibilities and literally open your mind, I prepared a super special exercise with some items for you to exercise your creativity, which action plans would you come up with?
How would you solve the problems below?
-I’m spending a lot of money for lunch on workdays.
-I want to lose 10 pounds.
-I want to adopt a puppy but I work outside of the house all day.
-I want to go on vacation but I have no money.
Remember that there is no right or wrong, this exercise is just a way for you to discover the creativity that is within you.