with practice, with being receptive to ideas that often begin with an intuitive connection to an emotion, before logical thought and analysis succeed. It starts with a glimpse, albeit fleeting, of something whole, suggesting exciting and alluring possibilities, and hence, further exploration.

Creative people respect their hunches, their intuitions, and transform the vague into the created product. But sadly, many people seldom attempt something new and outside their domain. They operate from static positions and are so divorced from their creativity that it becomes something apart, external, fragmented–an addendum. Yet, they feel this inner intuition of lost opportunities, and lead sad, frustrated, even embittered lives, believing that creativity belongs to others, not to them.

To identify the major obstacles to your creative thinking and explore in depth the creative process read HAVE YOU EVER HAD A HUNCH? The Importance of Creative Thinking.

– Ellen Palestrant