The final piece of the puzzle in the creativity puzzle is motivation. You need to be sure of what you want to achieve and how driven are you to achieve it. The best way you can plant creativity in yourself is to find intrinsic motivation. Contrary to extrinsic motivation, intrinsic motivation is when you find the source of your motivation within yourself, and not outside of yourself. You can know if you are intrinsically motivated if these criteria are met so feel free to follow along to see if you are intrinsically motivated:
That’s right! Practise makes perfect! Before you can even enable yourself to be creative, you need to spend some time to practice on what you want to get good at. If you are an aspiring novelist that wants to write a book in the future, you need to spend some writing. Well, of course, your first pieces will not be good; And that’s fine! It’s all part of the learning curve. Experts say that you need about 10,000 hours of practice to be exceptionally excelling at a certain skill. So keep your head down and start working!
Mental flexibility is the ability to relate knowledge to other subsets of knowledge with ease. Just like any other form of skill, you can train your brain to boost your mental flexibility. In a physical sense, how do you practise flexibility is by stretching past your comfort level, and the same seems to be true for your brain too. You need to find tasks in your life that makes you slightly uncomfortable and keep doing it till you become used to it. For example, like trying to brush your teeth with your non-dominant hand. Try to learn a new skill that has nothing to do with what you know previously. Shake up your schedule for a day or two and go meet new people. Once you get used to the discomfort, and you are actively training it every day, you will notice yourself getting more mentally more mentally flexible and open to new ideas