Artists and scientists analyze the world around them in surprisingly similar ways, by observing, collecting, documenting, analyzing, and comparing. Document and observe the world around you as if you’ve never seen it before. Take notes. Collect things you find on your travels. Document findings. Notice patterns. Copy. Trace. Focus on one thing at a time. Record what you are drawn to.
2. Find What Inspires You
Everybody is an artist, but sometimes it’s hard to find the keys to creativity. Luckily, you already have all the tools you need to fill in the gaps and unleash your potential. Think about what makes you happy, adventurous, curious, or passionate. Now collect those objects and ideas, think about them in a whole new way, and discover how your creativity blossoms simply by looking at things in a whole new way.
3. Imagine the Change You Want to See
To imagine something different, better, or more interesting is to push the existing world into a state of change. Some of the greatest revolutionary acts of our time came to be because someone had the courage to imagine something new. All you need in order to spark big change is a big imagination.
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