By Syrah Shah Bukhari
Got an idea? These seven tips will save your creative ideas from failing!
Creative ideas are something that you don’t get every once in a while. You need to let your mind roam wild and free to get some of the best crazy creative ideas. Think differently and get some fresh ideas. There’s this worldwide perception that creativity is an aptitude, some people have it, some don’t. Creativity is an ability that every human brain possesses. You just need to push yourself out of that comfort zone where you start thinking creatively. Change your environment and unleash your imaginative side. Be artistically expressive. Sometimes the simpler the better principle can also do you good instead of jumping on to more complex ideas. Everyone can come up with inventive, imaginative and innovative ideas.
Turning your creative ideas into reality is one true task. How to turn your creative ideas into reality in one shot and totally without failing?
- Exponentially develop your ideas
All of us tend to get stuck in some certain thinking patterns, you just need to open your mind and think differently. Change the way you think, see the world differently than everybody else. Add as much details to your idea. Details only make your idea appear so much more beautiful and also they bring your project to life.
You might as well face a lot of obstacles and hindrances to do so, but creative people always manage to get through the situation. Nothing in your life is impossible if you’re willing to put in enough time and effort. Create that mindset of a winner, who doesn’t see any limits, all he sees is unlimited opportunities through every situation.
- Prioritize your To-do-List
Are things becoming too messy at your end? All you need to do is to sort out your priorities. Although the ‘prioritizing your to-do-list’ seems to be such a minor step, but its unbelievable how so many people fail to keep this step in mind. Start using your organizational skills and prioritize your tasks. By doing so, you will feel more powerful and competent. Your day will go fast and smoother than ever, thereby saving you more time for your other tasks!
- Stop Multi-tasking
Did you try to do so many things at once? It ends up being a mess most of the times! Multitasking seems to be a fun thing to do but it leaves your mind split and scattered into many directions and makes you lose the ability to recognize which task is the most important. Attempting to perform too many tasks at one time can increase the stress level and it reduces productivity. While your attention is split in so many directions, you cannot provide the energy to your work that it requires. Putting your phone and laptop aside also aids in getting your tasks done at time. These electronics keep grabbing so much of our attention from time to time. Cutting-off from all the unnecessary information while doing an important task could always be helpful for you!
- Always set deadlines
Been procrastinating for too long? Setting deadlines can always save you from all those horrible ways of procrastination that lead you to nowhere! And when we ask you to set a deadline for a task that you have to meet soon enough, always set up a deadline with a one day gap at least. Build in enough time so that you know you can get the work done comfortably. Always leave yourself some room in case of an emergency, the gaps that you left by doing your work earlier than it was supposed to be can always come in handy later. That way you will have pre-scheduled time for any last-minute issues without having to worry about missing a deadline.
- Keep your Mind Fresh!
Creativity is not something just comes from the inside; you could also develop a habit of being creative by learning something new every day. Keep experimenting with new techniques for the stuff you are already working on. Always keep searching for new and innovative methods to perform the simplest of tasks. Innovation keeps your mind going towards a positive direction. If you feel tired or caged in an environment, move from that place, get to breathe some fresh air and develop new ideas. It’s not always necessary that you go in the same direction where everyone else is going, you could make your own new direction. Take inspiration from the people around you!
Create a mind map. Start with collecting every important piece of information you have. Get them on a map and start connecting the dots! Who knows it would find the best solution to your problem!
- Manage your Stress
Managing your stress at work is an art only a few can master. We all go through hard times and face stress related to our work. In a situation like this, take a few minutes of deep breathing. Is there a way to maintain your focus throughout the day in a steady manner? How do you keep yourself going under so much pressure and so much of stuff to manage? You should always be aware of things that you can manage and the things that are not under your control. Always be careful of the places where you invest your energy at. Let go of the unhealthy and toxic thoughts that ruin your vibe. Always tell yourself ‘you got this’ because the more you strengthen yourself, the more confident you see yourself becoming.
- Review your Ideas constantly
Always keep reviewing your ideas again. Try getting feedback on your idea from different people, after all getting feedback on your work only allows you to learn more & more. Feedback can always aid in saving your time because sometimes things that take too long for you to figure out might just come along from someone else! Effectively listen to what other people say, keep the suggestions in your mind and develop your creatively in the best ways possible.
“Everything around you that you call life was made up by people who were no smarter than you. You can change it. You can influence it. You can build your own things that other people can use.” – Steve Jobs