The Creative Dilemma

I have an issue (I know, just one of many I'm sure)... I lack creativity.  And yet I have a strong desire and craving for creative ideas.  BUT... simply thinking about being creative is painfully slow! and really quite honestly, drives me nuts just thinking about it.

SOOOOO... I blog about it, hoping that just maybe some mis-firing neuron hiding out in the cob web encroached recesses of my brain will miraculously become energized and send a scud missile full of nuclear creativity that causes my brain to explode with ideas... Hey, there was a moment!

Anyway, I was doing a Google search for "creativity ideas for un-creative people" (Just the search in itself may prove to be 'creative').  In the results I found a link for this, which basically says people who think creativity is a goal typically think the creativity of others is a load of bologna crap.  A light went on!  Really, a light went on somewhere in the muscle between my ears (I know, it's an organ, not a muscle, just trying to be creative!).

Anyway, reading the article and the corresponding research abstract caused me to think about how accepting I am of ideas that initially seem ridiculous and made up by someone who did not do their homework to present "the facts" as I see them (conviction, maybe?).  I really do try to be aware of the ideas of others in an attempt to be empowering, but sometimes more often than not I am internally criticizing and ultimately rejecting their ideas while at the same time hoping that someone would come up with a creative solution to the issue (see how crazy this is??)  Maybe it's just me... But the research says there are at least 200 other people who do this too.   How about you?  What are some ways the non-creative can become more creative?  Is it simply the acceptance of other creative ideas, whether or not I think they're creative?

Maybe I'll go read a book...


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