Every formal brainstorming session begins with the group listing ideas. No one is allowed to opine on the worthiness of the ideas. The point is to create the free flow of thoughts and concepts. Every idea is admitted, no matter how far-fetched. Once the list is compiled, the merits of the ideas are discussed and edited. By taking no out of the initial list development, you are likely to surface some new approaches to break your progress block.
I haven’t got the faintest idea where that quote comes from. Probably some management or self-help book. I read a lot of those. It’s a hobby of mine.
I do know that it’s the truth, though, for as soon as you start thinking about what you’re doing, what you’re creating, how and why, you put the lid on your creativity. (more…)