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For a More Creative Brain Follow These 5 Steps

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James Clear
James Clear
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1) Gather New Material

  • Learn specific material directly related to your tasks
  • Learn general material by becoming fascinated with a wide range of concepts.

2) Thoroughly Work Over the Materials

  • Examine what you have learned by looking at the facts from different angles
  • Experiment with fitting various ideas together

3) Step Away From the Problem

  • Put the problem out of your mind and go do something else that energizes you

4) Let Your Ideas Return to You

  • At some point, after you've stopped thinking about it, your idea will come back to you with a flash of insight

5) Shape and Develop Your Idea Based On Feedback

  • Release the idea out into the world
  • Submit it to criticism
  • Adapt as needed
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