讓自己變得有創意的其中一個祕訣:就是“假裝”你很有創意。先想像你覺得一個有創意的你應該會有什麼樣的行為，什麼樣的思考，然後就“角色扮演”。讓自己的行為舉止和思考都像是那個你想像中那個的有創意的自己，慢慢的，你就是那樣的創意家啦。這篇發表在The Hear of Innovation 的文章 Act As If! 就是在闡述這樣的理論，告訴你要怎麼樣假裝自己很有創意。
One of the secrets of being creative is to act as if you are creative. Imagine the creative you in your head and what kind of behaviors or thoughts that creative you might have, then act like that. Once you act like that, you will be creative. The article “The Heart of Innovation: Act As If!” is explaining why it works and how to “act as if”. Enjoy your reading!
Do you know what the opposite of a “professional” is?
And, at the risk of being unprofessional, here’s mine:
One of the great secrets to manifesting anything on planet Earth is to act as if — to proceed in the spirit of already having succeeded — or what Steven Covey refers to as “beginning with the end in mind.”
Why is this important?
Because you already are what you profess to be, even if it’s not apparent yet.
This state of mind, which is the polar opposite of doubt, could easily be construed to be some kind of con game. But it’s not.
In a con game, the intention is to deceive — to manipulate others by pretending to be something you’re not.
When you act as if, you are simply being that which you already are, but hasn’t manifested yet.
You are, as described in the introduction to Awake at the Wheel, the IDEA of something not yet fully embodied.
The intention, always, in the game of creation, is never to deceive, but to CONCEIVE — to bring into being a positive, life-affirming outcome.
When you, with integrity, act CONFIDENTLY (from the Latin “con-fide” — meaning “with faith”), you are not playing a “confidence game” — you are jump starting the creative process.
Got it? Good.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
1. Suspend all doubt.
2. See your BIG IDEA as already manifested.
3. Fully express yourself from that place — with authenticity, style, and a good sense of humor.
Excerpted from Awake at the Wheel: Getting Your Great Ideas Rolling (in an uphill world).