Creativity represents the ability to develop new ideas, solutions and thoughts, especially when the things and reasoning which already exist are combined in a new way.
There is a type of adaptive (evolutionary) creativity – the people belonging to this type of creativity tend to make small continuous changes – and explosive (revolutionary, disruptive) creativity – the people who prefer and are able to generate revolutionary ideas. As you can see, we all are creative in one way or another. We are all able to think outside of the box, and some of us even outside the building where the box is.
The people who use creativity have an open mind and an obvious lack of beliefs (limited or limiting beliefs), they have a broad perspective on life, and they don’t necessarily follow their ‘map’ (mindset) through life, because they don’t have a limited map but rather an all-embracing one.
People’s degree of creativity is related to their perspective on their own creativity. The only belief limiting your creativity is “I am not creative”.
Creativity has to do with the existence of many ideas, with generating ideas, with the pollination of ideas. You can not have creation with only one gender.
The most useful and easy way of implementing new solutions for a problem come from those who had the same problem or who have thought about it – they only have to be challenged to think creatively about that problem about others not knowing a thing about that problem.
The greater the interest in a problem, the closer you are to finding creative solutions. We cannot find creative solutions to problems that don’t concern us the most.
Problems belong to a certain level of thinking, while creative solutions belong to a higher level of awareness and thinking that implies shifts of perception and personal beliefs.
Creativity often appears in extreme conditions (material, physical, temporal constraints). The fewer the resources, the more limited the time, the stricter the application criteria, the more easily creativity will surface. But these should be periodical moments, not continuous ones, and should be interrupted by periods of relaxation and freedom.
Genuine creativity is based on rules. New and good ideas cannot be generated in an empty space; rather, they need a formal and strict framework. Without boundaries, there is no creativity; we call the lack of a framework ‘imagination’.