Have you ever been in a meeting and an idea pops into your head but you’re too afraid to voice it for fear of looking stupid?
Or alternatively, have you ever been in a brain storming session and all eyes are on you to come up with that missing-link idea which will save the day? – But your braingoes blank. Don’t worry we ALL get mental blocks! But the question is, how do we unblock it?
Well here’s the secret, its simple… Don’t worry about being right. Lose your inhibitions and the fear of suggesting a ‘bad’ idea.
John Cleese explains it very well, ”High creativity is responding to situations without critical thought.”
Creative genius Paul Arden also provides some very good examples to overcome the dreaded mental block.
- Do the opposite of what the situation requires.
- Look out the window and whatever catches your eye, a birds, a television areal, an old man on crutches or whatever, make that the solution to your problem.
In conclusion, don’t let your inhibitions and fears hold back your creation! Every idea is relevant and can be the start of that missing-link idea! In the wise words of Kelly Jones ,”It only take a one match burn a thousand trees.”