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Creative thinking - a sport metaphor

Creative thinking is a skill that can be acquired, cultivated and refined over time.

Despite the over-simplistic idea that some of us are more creative than others, we are all born creative; the question is: how much creativity have we lost along the way?

It’s persuasive to think that creativity, in a way, is like youth - we lose it by ageing. The good news though is that there is no DOB on your creativity cert!

I’m prone to think about creativity as a muscle; it can be weak or strong based on the use we make of it. So, you can be young but not creative, or mature and well able to think differently.

Along these lines, creativity is closer to Tai chi rather than Kung fu.