Many people believe that the goal of any society is progress, however, for most of us, it is not easy to get used to something new. It takes more or less time for every person to adapt to a new environment, even if it is only using a new tool, cooking a new dish, or finding a new bus stop. That is the reason why many people cling to the way things are, and it is much easier for them to do habitual things.
Any person’s every day of life consists of many repeated activities, such as driving a car, dressing, eating. People do most of these activities automatically, without much thinking. Automatic operations help brains to avoid unnecessary efforts, but many people also use this natural capability of the brain in the wrong way.
They create “cliché” for many activities in their life, use the same expressions, eat the same food, and go to some supermarkets. People live with the same world outlook while their life. It is clear that in most cases laziness makes them live with “cliché” because it is much easier for people to make habitual things, say habitual phrases, and do the same job every day, then straining the brain, creating something new, and making progress in their life.
However, there are still many activities, which demand creativity, ability to orientate us in new, unusual situations. Life brings us surprises every day, and sometimes it is impossible to be prepared for all circumstances. The economical and political situation of any country in the world transforms every month or year and leads to changes in many life aspects. Today people need to be creative to get ahead, because it is impossible to find favorable work or life conditions, without any changes and unexpected circumstances.
There are not too many people, which think and act creatively. Most of those people are successful businessmen, artists, or politicians because they can effectively use the natural capability of the brain to think creatively. Creative and imaginative people do not achieve success for themselves only; they also contribute to the progress of society. That is why it is important to train yourself to be creative and get rid of many “cliché” opinions in your mind.
The first step to thinking creatively is to comprehend which activities are indeed in need of “cliché” (such everyday simple operations as driving a car) and which activities demand creativity (such as work, business, education, the upbringing of children).
Second, do your daily activities such as work or family creatively, enrich your knowledge about your business, and find new ways to improve it, do not be afraid to give work to your brain, because in daily life most people use only 4-5% of their brain ability to think.
Last, but not least is to be aware that if you are a creative and imaginative person you would not be disarmed by unexpected or unusual life circumstances and changes because you can always find a way to adjust and get ahead in your life.