When you experience something, how do you process it? Do you forget it as soon as it happened? Do you dwell on it, especially the failures and mistakes and the things that could’ve been done better? Or do you examine it logically and ethically, figuring out how to make the next experience better or different?
Thinking deeply about your experience can help you remember it the next time a similar situation occurs. When the new event happens, you can be better prepared to meet it with creative and aplomb. It’s not good to dwell on failure, unless you’re using it to fail up and get better the next time.
Once you’ve thought about the situation for a while, you’ll need to apply your thoughts. Creativity isn’t just about having solutions, it’s also about implementing those solutions to become innovations. Read articles that resulted from my drawing on life’s experiences.
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