Creative Values For Empowering Nation

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Creativity is a higher order of thinking in the process of developing cognitive and co-scholastic aspects of individuals. Creativity has a significant role to play in the overall development of individuals and society. There is a common understanding about creativity i.e. thinking out of the box and doing something new. Creativity is characterized by the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions. Creativity involves two processes: thinking, then producing. We should be able to edify ourselves about Creative values.

It’s seen in general, that people have a very casual approach towards Creativity, sometimes because of lethargic behavior, procrastination habits; they do not want to apply thoughts beyond certain limits; they don’t have experience of seeing any worth in it, not having tasted the fruits of creativity, they don’t see many people around who apply creativity, probably having difficulty in perceiving creativity in life, it’s so common a word, likely that it must have lost the glory of its actual value. We don’t have so open culture to appreciate and acknowledge creativity etc. The reason may be anything for having a casual approach towards creativity.

One day I was thinking about, why some of the nations like US, JAPAN, CHINA, USSR, GERMANY, AUSTRALIA and so many in lists are referred to as very developed nations? What do they do that we don’t? What is the difference between them and us? Then why we are called an underdeveloped or a developing nation? That too I’ve been hearing since my childhood, almost five decades back. How long are we going to call ourselves a developing nation? No answer for it. But certainly, there is an answer for those nations, who are referred to as the most developed nations. Why? One of the prominent answers to this is Creativity. “Creativity?” Yes … Creativity.
Creativity means … innovation, inventions, ingenious, research, originality, exploration, finding new ways of doing things, probing to see the unseen, investigative, creating something from nothing, Resourcefulness. All above nations have given tremendous value to creativity and yielding the fruits.Name, Fame, Money, Recognition, Reputation, Respect, Power, Control, Self-esteem, Character as a strong nation, Freedom, Pride, n what have you. They enjoy everything and it reflects on their progress. It’s become a way of life.They are able to rule the world, became an inspiration for many other nations.

How to enhance creative values?

Thinking out of the box:

Majority of people think normally without giving much stress on ideation of thoughts. And give – up the thought before it reaches or becomes a creative thought, might be because of the conventional habit of thinking. Thoughts are very uncontrollable by nature. Any time any thought may come and go. We have to think consciously and with some purpose in mind to create something new, innovative, and non-conventional. Extending the thought a little bit more than the normal leads to out of the box thinking, Ideation has tremendous power of imagination and creation. Keep on ideating. it helps to generate new, innovative, productive, solution-oriented, and elucidating thoughts. Everyone has the potential to imagine but very few of us utilize it.

Majority of people think normally without giving much stress on ideation of thoughts. And give – up the thought before it reaches or becomes a creative thought, might be because of the conventional habit of thinking. Thoughts are very uncontrollable by nature. Any time any thought may come and go. We have to think consciously and with some purpose in mind to create something new, innovative, and non-conventional. Extending the thought a little bit more than the normal leads to out of the box thinking, Ideation has tremendous power of imagination and creation. Keep on ideating. it helps to generate new, innovative, productive, solution-oriented, and elucidating thoughts. Everyone has the potential to imagine but very few of us utilize it.

Thinking Positive:

Positive thinking is the most important component of creating something good for self and society. Utilizing creative values or valuable thoughts for the progress of common man is possible only when we have positivity in thinking, negative thoughts spoil your potential to think and imagine and don’t help you to generate new thoughts in mind; create hurdles and lead to give-up or stop thinking beyond some point. Don’t see any worth in thinking further, this is because of a prejudiced attitude.

Ready to Accept Criticism:

This requires a lot of courage and self-confidence. People surrender to criticism very easily; they do not want to become a victim of any rejection because of over self-consciousness. Creativity demands ability to accept criticism which we have to learn with time. It’s a tendency of human beings; we don’t like criticism by others; start thinking negatively and lose our confidence. Once we start accepting critics it will certainly help in thinking creatively, constructively, openly and very positively.

Open-mindedness:

Blinkered thinking leads to the narrow vision of our own thoughts, we feel contented and safe in our comfort zone and fail to see the benefits of other aspects and opportunities that come our way. Creativity demands a broad-minded attitude and freedom of thoughts. We need to practice open-mindedness to accept new ideas which are beneficial to mankind and change is an indication of dogmatic thinking.

Acceptance of Failure:

Failure is the most perilous word in our society and day to day life; we carry fear in mind about failure. Failure is considered something wrong, erroneous kind of thing right from our childhood till adulthood. The kind of advancement we experience in our day to day life is the product of failure. Failure is the first step toward achieving great success. “FAIL means the first attempt in learning”, stated Dr.APJKalam. Much of creativity emerges from failure in attempting for the first time. Acceptance of failure is a step ahead for success, so no need to feel bad about failure in life; we need to take it very positively.

Learn to take Risk:

Creativity is the process of bringing something new into being. Creativity requires passion and commitment. It brings to our awareness what was previously hidden and points to new life. You have to be willing to take risks and progress through discomfort to get to the finish line. We need to explore the unexplored path to create something valuable.

Creativity begins with a foundation of knowledge, learning a discipline, and mastering a way of thinking. You can learn to be creative by experimenting, exploring, questioning assumptions, using imagination and synthesizing information.

Ex.President of India and Great scientist, Late Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam used to say and made us learn “Learning gives Creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, and Knowledge makes you great.” Creativity has an incredible capacity to make any individual, community, society and nation very great. We must help each other to be creative. God is great and has given enormous potential to every individual. Unbelievable potentials, But very few realizes and utilize it. A majority of us waste our potential and talent and undermine ourselves. Those who utilize their potentials move ahead and achieve in personal life and contribute to the development of community, society, and nation. But those who are not using their creative potentials are grudging themselves and are not able to contribute anything and remain a part of the non-achievers. If you have ideas but don’t act on them, you are imaginative but not creative.

Dr. Yasin GM Sheikh

About Dr. Yasin GM Sheikh

Dr. Yasin GM Sheikh is presently working as Director, Training, Global Education Ltd. His areas of expertise are Training, Employability skills, Life and soft skills.

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