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Inspiration: In order to generate a large number of different ideas you need to be deeply engrossed, fearless and free: Spontaneous, risk-taking, joyful, ‘slap-happy’, intuitive and improvisational.
It is very common instead to be self-conscious and fearful, and to try to use inappropriate logical thinking. There is also a common tendency to accept your first decent idea, instead of exploring more fully.
Clarification: In order to clarify what you are trying to achieve you need to be: strategic, unhurried and impertinent: analytic, logical, and clear minded, and not afraid to ask difficult questions.
Many people fail to clarify, they fail to achieve their goals because they don’t know what they are.
Evaluation: In order to improve earlier work you need to be critical positive and willing to learn. Self-critical (ruthlessly so sometimes), but positive about your vision of how the work could be, and your ability to do this. You must see weaknesses as opportunities to improve, and to learn.
Instead creative people often see criticism as a threat, and so fail to improve their work, and to learn.
Distillation: In order to choose your best ideas from the inspiration phase you need to be positive, strategic, and intrepid. Judgmental, but optimistic about where each idea might take you. Clear about where you want the ideas to take you, and daring enough to take on original ideas. You need to be realistic but ready to take on challenges.
Common mistakes are to choose ideas which are familiar and well worked out instead of those that will best achieve your intentions.
Incubation: In order to leave work for your sub-conscious to work on you need to be unhurried, trusting, and forgetful. You must expect difficulties, trust yourself to find a way round them, and not be panicked into adopting a weak solution.
Few people realise that some ideas take time to hatch, and see difficulties and indecision as a sign of failure.
Perspiration: In order to bring your ideas to fruition you need to be: uncritical, enthusiastic and responsive. You need to be positive and persistent, deeply committed and engaged, and ready to respond positively to any shortcomings.
About Critical Thinking
Defining Critical Thinking
A Brief History of the Idea of Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking: Basic Questions & Answers
Our Concept and Definition of Critical Thinking
Sumner’s Definition of Critical Thinking
Research in Critical Thinking
About Critical Thinking
Critical Societies: Thoughts from the Past
Overview: Colo(u)r wheels, systems and theories in the course of time. 1708-1921. Source huevaluechroma
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