The Boy Scouts know what they’re talking about when they say to “be prepared.”
It should be your motto, too.
Athletes are a perfect example of practicing to be prepared.
They know that if they don’t put in the blood, sweat and tears, they’ll never be ready for the big leagues.
Why would it be any different for you in your pursuit of creativity and innovation?
These are disciplines that you can practice.
The more you engage in activities that are creative and innovative, the more natural they will become.
Failure isn’t comfortable, but it is a part of the learning process. You’ll soon get used to trying, sometimes failing and trying again.
Think of it this way: If you’re feeling totally comfortable, it’s probably time for a new challenge!
One of the best ways to stretch yourself and get out of your comfort zone is by brainstorming.
Try this fun brainstorming activity with your team. It’s a great way to come up with good solutions quickly.
Here’s what to do:
This activity gives you a chance to work together to come up with solutions for real issues.
It’s also a way to prepare yourself for creative problem-solving in the future.
Take a cue from the Boy Scouts and be prepared to share your innovative ideas at any time. Start exercising your “creativity” muscle, and watch it grow! Use this exercise with your team, and you’ll be impressed at the flow of ideas they deliver.
Prepare yourself for opportunities to showcase your creativity and innovation and start practicing!