Creativity, inventiveness, innovation, artistry: It is called many things, but this sum of fluid, flexible qualities can be ever elusive. So what exactly is creativity? Creativity has been defined as 'the use of the imagination or original ideas to produce an artistic work.'
Put to good use, creativity can help you exceed in whatever career you choose to enter after graduation.
Creativity is a combination of qualities, of which all people have to some degree. According to small business publication FastCompany.com, creativity depends on many factors including experience, motivation and talent. The way you use these qualities is what makes the difference. According to the Dow Jones publication CollegeJournal.com, there are three factors that determine creative success.
- Problem Solving
CollegeJournal says creative types recognize a problem early and easily. Once they recognize the problem they can begin to formulate an approach to solving.
Successful creativity depends on your ability to move past your fears. There will always be nay-sayers and party poopers. Don't let others stomp on your ideas. Use strength to get past the negativity.
Original thinking is what allows you to get outside the box and ignore what everyone else is doing. Processes, norms and stereotypes strip creative thinking of life. Mental tradition is bad, mental flexibility is good.