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Creativity & Curiousity (39)

September 22, 2008

Creativity & Curiosity

by Charmaine Hunte

 

“If you really want to grow in your life, learn to be as curious as a child” Anthony Robbins

Here is an activity for you, take a look at the image of the glass below.  Grab a pen and a piece of paper.  Now I you to write down as many different uses as you can for the glass in 1 minute 60 seconds (if you have a kitchen timer that would be great)  It’s really important to stick to the time limit on this one, I will explain why later.

Waterglass

When the timer goes off I want you to count how many you came up with.  There are no right or wrong answers, but here are a few observations I would like you to make . . .

How many uses did you come up with check against the chart?  How outside of the box where your suggestions.  The time frame is so important because you don’t want to give yourself so

 

 

 

# of Uses Chart

10                     Average

20                     Good

30                     Great

60                     Excellent

80 +          AMAZING

much  time that you waste it thinking too much about your answers.  It didn’t matter how ridiculous some of your suggestions were, it just mattered that you had them.  If this exercise was hard for you then it is very possible that your creativity and curiosity muscles are not getting enough exercise.  These emotions are important because they are the ones you need to use to solve the majority  of the challenges you face in life.  Without creativity you may miss a solution that is right in front of you because it seems so out of your box. 

 

 Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”   Erich Fromm

“You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.”  Albert Einstein

 

Your comments and thoughts are always appreciated.

 

Next Cacia Chronicle: September 15, 2008

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