One of the cornerstones of effective creative thinking, is to believe, truly believe, that you are capable of creative thought and that your ideas are of great value.
You ARE a creative thinker
Whether you believe it yet or not, your creative thinking ability is not in doubt. You were born creative. In fact, you were born an artist, as a glimpse at the finger painting or dancing of any young child will confirm.
Every time you find your way around a problem or even figure out the best way to get past that traffic jam on your way home, you are engaging in creative thought. Through study and practice, you can become increasingly good at creative thinking, but to really benefit from this, there’s another element that only you can provide. That element is belief.
Trust and use your creativity
For you to see the benefit of your creative abilities, you need to trust what you come up with and use it. It is common for us to over estimate the creativity of others, whilst underestimating our own. This is often most obvious when we have an idea, which we fail to act on, and then see someone else use the idea with great success.
The next time you come up with an idea or a creative way to solve a problem, put your idea into action. Here’s what happens when you do this: It builds your confidence. This then encourages you to explore your creativity even more and put your ideas into action more often too. It becomes a positive spiral, which soon needs little effort. You just need to work through that initial period, and take action with your thoughts.
Trust your own creativity. Use free resources like these to develop your creative thinking skills. Then put it all into action!