Innovation is a very essential part of human growth and has proven to put us at the top of the chain in many ways.
If we were not programmed for progression and innovative thinking, we would be still sitting on the spot, thinking that world is flat.
But, knowing this, we still sometimes find it hard to think in an innovated way, and the reason being is that we tend to act in fear which brings paralysis to our creativity.
‘What if’s’ questions arrive to our minds, What if this? What if that? What if it goes wrong, What if they don’t like my idea.
We need to challenge our What ifs with What if it goes right? What a success that would be.
We need to remove all those limiting thoughts and beliefs, if we really want to start our innovative juices flowing.
Innovative in our home life
Being innovative in our home life might be doing things in a different way to the normal routine, it could be what we choose, eat different foods, trying out something different from your normal breakfast. It could be your exercise routine needs to change (if you are doing) : ) or it could be simply rearranging the furniture around your room or house.
These simple little acts puts our minds in gear to begin to think in a more innovative way.
Innovative in our work life
How many times have you gone into a meeting and sat in the same chair, gone through the same routine and similar agenda, then fight with your mind to come up with brilliant answers. This has happened to many of us at times.
So it’s time for a change and get innovative in how you manage your meetings, maybe sit some place different to where you normally would sit, get everyone to stand up for a bit, change around the agenda order, listen more to others views, so it is not just yours.
The above helps to stimulate the mind, which in turn helps with everyone being more engaged and innovative, then adds to being a more stimulated productive meeting.
Overall, to combat mental lethargy and stimulate that innovative side of you try at least 10 different things starting from tomorrow, list them and go for it.
Your innovative life is about to take off.
Coach Chris Browne