Creativity is one of the few skills we are born with but we have to fight hard not to loose it.
At the age of five we are using about 80% of our creative potential, after a few years in the school system this has dropped to about 2% of our potential and for most people this is where it stays for the rest of their lives.
The price of living in the modern world is conformity. We are taught very early not to frighten people with our creativity and pretty soon we loose the ability to question and to invent.
The value of creativity is only just beginning to be recognised, so too the connection between creativity and intelligence
Creativity needs to be practised, creativity fades if it’s not regularly exercised and far too few in the creative professions are practicing their creativity
To return to the power of your five year old self you must practice all the time. Innovate for the fun of it, take a different route, look out of the window, read, think and draw. Talk to people you don’t know and travel to places you’ve never been...