My thanks to Facebook and G+ friend Andrea Kuszewski for the link to a column by Michael Machalko, titled Twelve Things You Were Never Taught In School About Creative Thinking. Below are the items on the list ~ you can click on the link to learn more about each item.
~ You are creative.
~ Creative thinking is work.
~ You must go through the motions of being creative.
~ Your brain is not a computer.
~ There is no one right answer.
~ Never stop with your first good idea.
~ Expect the experts to be negative.
~ Trust your instincts.
~ There is no such thing as failure.
~ You do not see things as they are. You see them as you are.
~ Always approach a problem on its own terms.
~ Learn to think unconventionally.
~ Creativity is paradoxical.
The tone and information attached to each item are both informative and encouraging. Let the ideas flow through you, play with them, and have fun !
In the spirit of lists, here's a very different one ~ 15 Crazy Things About Vaginas, written by OB/GYN physician and author Lissa Rankin. Her facts are not so much crazy as stunning (and far from common knowledge) ~ the human body never ceases to amaze me. What field could possibly be more fascinating than biology, the study of life?