4 Ideas To Improve Your Creative Thinking

Darius Foroux
Apr 24, 2017 · 4 min read
  • Artists all over the world step up their creative game.
  • And entrepreneurs are basically artists in suits.

1. Set limitations

The biggest mistake I made with creative thinking was a thinking error. Like many others, I believed that creativity thrives on freedom.

“I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.”

Always try to shrink the box. Is the budget 10K? Find a solution for 5K. Don’t have a deadline for your screenplay? Finish it in two weeks.

2. Get very bored

The first strategy works well when you’re in the act of creation. But when you’re starting on an empty canvas, I’ve found another approach that works effectively.

3. Do something you can’t

I can’t remember where I read this story about Arnold Schwarzenegger. I think in his autobiography, Total Recall. But the story goes like this:

4. Soundboard your ideas off a critical person

I have a few pessimistic friends and mentors. Every time I talk to them about a project or idea, their answer starts with, “Hmm… I don’t know about that.”


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