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How to adopt a creative vision in 8 points (Part 2/3)

Those are two other exercises you absolutely need to perform to follow and apply this creative vision.

The exercise #4 is probably one of the most important. In the future, I will come back on the thematic of “Listening to others” and I will elaborate my point of view.

4. Listen to others*

Test your creation and listen to the respondents. Interpret differently what you see and hear. Be open to feedback.

Listening to others will exemplify the actual trends going on in your environment. Then it will be easier for you to be ahead of the trends.

Listening to others will also provide you with fresh and unique ideas due to the difference in people’s interpretation of reality. Each person that you will meet will present different tastes, principles, values and ways to interact in relation to the environment. Everyone is unique as you. Consequently, you will be able to develop and enhance your ideas by adapting them to the new insights you may have earned by listening to others.

*(Be careful, don’t give away your creation.)

5. Take a position

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Hold it tight!

Take a choice in your own personal dilemma and incertitude. Accept what you have created and build on it. To come up with a creative innovation that will change the world and the people, you absolutely need to pursue ideas way further than you think even if it seems impossible or uncertain to be realized.

People or even yourself may find it crazy, but “crazy” in a creative reality is common and necessary. Don’t hesitate to build your ideas around “craziness”, you can’t know where it will lead you. In other words, it will drive you out-of-the-box.

 

Don’t forget to see the final points, click on the following link to see them:

Part 3—How to adopt a creative vision in 8 points 

 

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How to adopt a creative vision in 8 points (Part 3)

Here are the three last point to adopt a creative vision.

6. Propels yourself in the future 

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Fabulate about what will be “the tomorrow.”
See how you could improve your surroundings. Anticipate what could change for the best. Have an “I want to be able to ——” mindset.

7. Cultivate your seeds

 

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They are pretty-pretty.

 

Come back on your ideas. Keep rotating so every little seed could flourish. Don’t let them on their own, they need nutrients and some fresh water almost every day.

Press “refresh” on your mental inventory, stay up-to-date with your ideas.

 

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You need to plant them carefully like this.

 

8. Don’t let yourself dry!

 

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It actually feels dry.

 

I would say that being creative is a status more than an actual characteristic of a person; creativity could be described as a full-time job. You can certainly become better at it; it is all about experiences and real applications. There are the lows and the highs; it comes and goes. What is important to understand is that it isn’t given at birth; it is the commitment to that way of living, that is being creative.

If you tell me today that you are not a creative person, I would tell you that you are your own limitation toward your development of it. Trust me, you will become creative the moment you will actually try to be creative.

To make it easier for you, I strongly recommend you let your ideas flow freely. Have your brain work at any time. Don’t let dead-ends stop you; an idea never dies unless you actually don’t let it exist.

The key to creativity is to continually be in the quest of “Finding the best idea”. Never stop doing, whatever you think, makes your brain stimulated. Don’t stay focus on dead ends.

Keep up your great work! Stay stimulated and keep moving forward.

 

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That’s way better!

 


I am sure that if you follow this creative vision you will enrich yourself and your creativity.

I do want to mention that “vision” does mean long-term in this situation. It is the combination of time and repetitions of those exercises that will lead to the best results.

Bring yourself to the edge of the box and jump!

see you out-the-re(box),

Antoine Veilleux
aveil042@uottawa.ca

May the “force” be with you 👍

Star Wars

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How to adopt a creative vision in 8 points.

1. Be starving for change

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I love almonds!

Listen to different music.
Watch different things.
See different people.
Try new stuff when you can.

“Only fools and dead men don’t change their minds. Fools won’t and dead men can’t.”
—John H. Patterson

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I heard that if I like almonds, I should try those!

2. Observe from a different perspective.

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Perspective #1

 

Take the time to observe different things from different angles. You don’t know what is “insert something you don’t know anything about,” go find what it is.

There is always more than only one perspective; What you should see versus what you want to see.

Keep in mind: “omnes viae Romam ducunt”

Translation of Latin to English: “All roads lead to Rome.”

In a more in-depth analysis:

Revise your choices about anything. When I say anything I mean literally anything. Analyze every decision you take. Analyze your movement while committing any particular actions.

Have a 360-degree perspective; What—When—Why—How.

Examples:

Why do I prefer this over that?

How am I doing this usually?

When do I do that?

What are the things involved in this?

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Well, it looks completely different.

3. Put yourself in the shoes of others.

 

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Your stylish shoes

Imagine yourself in the socks and shoes of others then have a cause-effect analysis. Prioritize the assessment of the moods and emotions of the others because they are mainly the ones you won’t be able to anticipate and replicate if you are not in a similar mentality and physical state.

I suggest a very immersed and profound examination of how others may feel and interpret differently than you. Be attentive to your questioning about others’ actions, when they arise, it is a good sign that you have to learn more about how people interact and act in regard to certain things.

Be alert of your surroundings and never assume people think like you. Try to be what they are for a moment.

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My stylish footwear

 The next points will be found in:

Part 2—How to adopt a creative vision in 8 points