March 11, 2013

It’s true that some people are naturally more creative than others, but it is a skill that can be developed.

In almost everything we use in our daily lives there is opportunity for improvement. It is often so completely obvious that it should shame us not to have thought of it.To start the creative process it is well to develop a fair degree of confidence in your ability to be creative. That comes with experience, but you might reduce the time it takes to gain that confidence by benefitting from the experience of Dr. Robert H. Schullar of the internationally recognized Garden Grove Community Church.Since these ideas come out of a church setting, we could call them the 10 commandments for encouraging creativity:
  1. Never reject an idea simply because it is impossible.
  2. Never reject an idea because it might fail. It is better to dosomething and fail than do nothing and succeed at nothing.
  3. Never reject an idea because it might create problems.
  4. Never reject an idea because it is not perfect.
  5. Never make your decisions without prayer.
  6. Never wait to start until you have solved all of the problems.
  7. Never reject an idea because it doesn’t harmonize with presentpossibilities.
  8. Never reject an idea because someone else might get the credit.
  9. Never reject an idea because the price is too high.
  10.  Never use a problem as a reason to quit.