By Lamide Adenuga
Someone once said ‘creativity needs to be exercised as a muscle, otherwise if you don’t use it, you will lose it’.
So you must learn how to set your imagination free, think outside of the box, color outside of the line. Be creative, be originative, be inventive, be resourceful, be imaginative. You should never forget that creativity can be likened to; looking at the same thing everybody is looking at, but seeing what no one else sees. You will see potentials and possibilities in the same place where others see nothing but problems.
Just right now, I remembered this story I heard some years back; there were two guys whom their boss sent to a particular village to explore the market opportunities that are there for their company (they were into sales of sandals). On getting to the village, the inhabitants were very primitive; they were yet to come in contact with civilization. Every living person there; adults and infants, middle aged and over aged, had no sandals on, they were all walking with their bare feet.
The first sales guy sent a letter to his boss; ‘Sir, there is no market here, the people do not wear sandals, let us explore somewhere else’. The other sales guy sent a letter to his boss too; ‘Sir, this is a good market, we have prospects here, they do not wear sandals but now they are in love with it, I have exhausted my stocks, please send me more’.
Both guys were in the same situation but they saw different things. Which queue will you stand in? You can look at the water in the glass, and choose to either say; ‘the cup is half full’ or ‘the cup is half empty’. It depends on which way you choose to look at it from.
Think your way into creativity, and maximize the opportunities that abound around you. In the book, ‘One Minute Millionaire’co-written by Robert Allen and Victor Mark Hansen, the authors said; ‘there is so much abundance in the entire world that the only place where there is shortage is in your mind’. How true that is!
You need to understand that the thinking process is your ticket to the next level. It is the stairway you go through to arrive at the pent house of your dreams. Your thinking is also the nice, young, pretty, smiling damsel cladded in all-white, who ushers you into a world without rules or controls, without confines or limits, without borders or boundaries; a world where anything is possible.
You need to start thinking outside of the box. In fact, you need to think as if there is no box and deploy your creativity.
So where do you go from here? That’s a choice I leave to you.
Lamide Adenuga is an author and an International Conference Speaker who believes that the right mentality can power anyone to success; an ideas man who is out to transform people and places he comes in contact with.
He is a Business Development Consultant/Business Management Consultant, a well sought out for motivational and inspirational Speaker, and a Business Coach to entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, business owners and business starters. He is also an Angel of strategy and organization and has featured on Radio and Television shows severally.
Lamide is a Public Relations Specialist and has written articles in various newspapers, journals and magazines. He is a Personal Effectiveness columnist in OVATION International Magazine. He is also a Television host with his Motivational telecast, “MAKING THINGS HAPPEN” on WAP TV.
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