Creativity means thinking outside of the box; thinking in a way that requires you to believe in yourself enough to take a risk. It is not a skill; it is a mindset– out-of-the-box thinking, problem solving, analytical mind and divergent thinking. Creative thinking is the ability to consider something in a new way. Open mindedness, effective communication. Creative thinkers are mostly valuable and special species of grace — they usually have the ability to use their imagination to generate new ideas. If you are creative, you look at things from a unique perspective, particularly in the era of 4th Industrial Revolution.
As such, whatever you create in your mind can also be created in the real world. It’s just a matter of how bad you really want it done here and now, keep in mind that a thing is only deemed impossible until it is done. If your mind is full of possibilities so should your outer world be. Positive mindset; when you think wisely and positively then you can achieve a whole lot and do whatever it is. Creativity attracts good results, it is evident in the many things we are seeing today in the big world. It is all about creative thinking and mindset. it is doable.
Your thoughts dictate your action. The Bible, in the book of (proverbs 23:7) tells us that as a man “Thinketh in his heart, so is he” likewise, the Roman emperor Markus Aurelius (121- 180 AD) who also concluded that; “We become what we think about ourselves” creative thinking is the dynamic that linked thought to action. Similarly, fear is an obstacle to creative thinking, first thing is conquering your fears, once that is done, you will make progress. It might be tough and rough, but you will make it. You will look back and be glad you made the first move. Life feels good when you know your worth and you act like it.
On the other hand, critical thinking and productive mindset is characterized by shifts in perspective which allows the problem solver to consider new ideas, sometimes transformational, approaches, and positively minded. Consequently, a good society is what we strive for and aim to build it around productive mindset. Fortunately, we still have gargantuan human talents and natural resources which is the best material for productivity. It is therefore, in our best interest to change from a consuming nation and materialistic people to a critical thinking and productive mindset.
Flowing from the above, and as we all desire a better state of society. But society cannot become better before two great task are performed. Unless we become creative in thinking and productive in our minds, we will continue to wander and perish hopelessly in the wilderness of life, particularly in the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution. As such, it is important for us to continue to explore the possibility of the cognitive dissonance to the mind with the ultimate aim of achieving the goal of Mind Restructuring.
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Richard Odusanya is a social reform crusader and the convener of the AFRICA COVENANT RESCUE INITIATIVE ACRI