Open doors for new potentials

All of these are true:

Your creativity Is like

  • Everyone else’s creativity
  • Some others’ creativity
  • No others’ creativity

When you engage in World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21, you open doors for new potentials to emerge, along with thousands of others all over the world.  

What is your creatve action for World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21, 2015?  Post it here

 

World Creativity and Innovation Week is for Everyone

Creativity is not just artistic expression, but it is the ability to bring something new into being – be it an idea, a solution, an activity, an object, a perspective, or a representation of something.

Creativity and Aging: Tap into your Potential!Creativity is part of everyone, not just “geniuses,” and we don’t have to be born with any inherent qualities or raised in special circumstances to be creative.

Every person is endowed with the spirit of creativity in many forms of expression, such as art, science, politics, hobbies, relationships, advocacy and community involvement.

Our individual potential for creativity is enhanced by qualities such as self-motivation, resourcefulness, independence, curiosity, sense of challenge, and desire to seek something new and different. None of these are set in stone for any individual.

Our personality, life experience, and circumstances surrounding us can activate these potentials in all of us. Each of us, because of our unique inner resources and external influences, has the capacity for unique creative discovery.

Anyone can benefit from exercising  “creative muscles.” For example, creativity:
• Strengthens our mood and morale
• Contributes to physical health
• Enriches relationships

We use  personal creativity every day: Perhaps it is planning a new garden, generating possible solutions to a community issue, making up a new recipe, figuring out a new way to knit an item, or coming up with a new way to teach your grandson to tie his shoe. The possibilities are endless.

Make a note to celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 by engaging in one new idea, making one new decision, and/or  taking one new action that will make your place in the world better and make the world a better a place.

(text adapted from http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/morton-grove/community/chi-ugc-article-creativity-and-aging-tap-into-your-potential-3-2015-03-23-story.html) by Mary Staackmann

College of Fine Arts enhances creativity in students – Vidette Online

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay found that skills gained through even the smallest of fine arts courses can make a big difference in students. Aside from helping students work on skills like promptness, understanding and collaboration, the arts also help students gain confidence in public speaking.

Source: www.videtteonline.com

WCIW: a global time to shift creative energy on every level

Celebrating WCIW can be achieved on different levels; and each one is absolutely right.

This levels list provides you options from which to consider where you might contribute to a global shift in creative energy and expression during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21.  All of them count. Whichever level you choose to engage in contributes to the world opening up for new potentials to emerge.

  • personally, on your own
  • interpersonally, with a small group or team or family or among friends
  • in a larger group, a class,  department
  • organizationally
  • inter-organizationally
  • culturally

For WCIW we understand creating as generating new ideas, making new decisions and/or taking new actions that make the world a better place and make your place in the world better too.  What might you do?

Do what you can, okay?  I recently heard from a family in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada  who decided to forgo watching television and using all other electronic media from 6:00 pm – 6:00 am for the WCIW April 5-21 week.

What are your plans?  Post them here for others to see.

Keep creativity alive

Creativity does not start at 9 am and end at 6 pm – it is an ongoing process that we have to train ourselves to have for a lifetime, and once you are in it – you win it! If you are lucky enough to work in an environment that nurtures creativity and allows you the chance to think creatively and be creative day in and day out- consider yourself lucky! 

Wouldn’t it be great to create an environment in which people feel free to be creative (new ideas, new decisions, and/or new actions to birth new futures) everyday?   Why not give it a try  or pilot during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 to 21 ?  You’ve got nothing to lose.   

 

One way to Celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21

Creativity and innovation are  valid and engaging topics for almost all fields. From industry to marketing and education to health care, the ability to collaborate to create new futures has gained in importance.

One way to celebrate  World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 with your family, friends, community, colleagues, clients, or customers  is to generate new ideas, make new decisions and/or take new actions to make the world a better place and to make your place in the world better too.  What can be done more simply? What might be amplified? Which two or three functions can be joined? What is your vision for a happier life?  Fun topics for a WCIW coffee conversation, a lunchtime meal or family dinner, no?

Know of others?

Open for new ideas, new decisions, new actions

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