Did you know that the brain has the capacity to take in, process, and program more than 600 memories each second for 85 years? That’s 36,000 each minute . . . 2,160,000 each hour . . . Over 51,840,000 every day of your life!
Scientists believe, however, that we use only 2 – 3% of our brains. The creative thought process is based upon the idea that your brain has the ability to create an infinite number of ideas, combinations and relationship. Like a kaleidoscope, your brain can form, reform and reform again multiple patterns. These patterns and combinations create the new relationships we call “ideas.”
In today’s crazy, competitive business environment, organizations need employees who are imaginative, innovative and original. For those of you who are saying, “I’m not creative.” I say, “Stop feeding that thought.” All of us are creative, just in different ways. I have seen it happen to thousands of administrative professionals over 20 years. They come to my classes and think they aren’t creative but after I have given them several opportunities through learning activities, their creative talents blossom—and they are all different.
Creativity is important and is a wonderful skill that will help you at work and at home. You can use creativity to:
- Improve communications
- Make your job easier
- Become more valuable to your organization
- Get more organized
- Solve a problem
- Make a better decision
- Reduce costs
- Build strong team
- And give better customer service.
Deep inside your inner child wants to get out! But we say to ourselves, “I am a grown up; I’m an adult. I have to be serious.” Will Rogers says, “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
Release your creativity at work this week and see where it leads you.