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Creative Thinking Challenge #18

In the “Grow Creativity!” article, Candace Hackett Shively shares four aspects of creativity: fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration. This article had me hooked from the beginning:

The world needs creative thinkers, scientists, engineers, leaders, and contributing workers. yet research repeatedly shows creativity is schooled out of us. 

The Creative Thinking Challenge prompts focus on areas in all of these aspects and use ideas inspired by many different sources.

I would love for you to participate …

  • even if you don’t think you are very creative
  • the point of these prompts is to get the creative juices flowing 
  • even if that only means letting small ideas begin to trickle out

I find that I get lots of new ideas from looking at the things others have done … and I bet we all interpret the prompts in unique ways.

The best part is that you get to choose how you want to respond to this prompt. And there is no deadline. The next prompt will post in the middle of the month.

(I post past prompts on the Creative Thinking tab at the top of my blog)

Creative Thinking Challenge Prompt: Find and/or Create an Inspiring Video

This video was shared with me …  


I found it very, very inspiring …

Even though I first saw this video a couple of weeks ago, it still comes to mind when I listen to people and at times when I am just alone and thinking …

What limitations and obstacles have you overcome?

We all have them … some big and some small …

I like the way this video talks about embracing limitations …

And even creating limitations to inspire creativity and get you moving …

What has inspired you?

The video does not have to be you talking …

It could be a collections of images …

It could be a solid color …

It could be music …

It is whatever inspires you …

And who knows, it might inspire others …

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