Inspiration – the first step into creativity
Inspiration is the starting point for creativity in the Beyond Personal Mastery® model.
The mind map below some ways in which people can boost their inspiration.
So the first step in boosting creativity is to get people actively engaged in the activities like the following.
- Other people
- Sporting Events
The Psychology behind the idea – the lego metaphor and instance-based memory
In this step we are trying to lay down as many new memories as possible. Imagine your memory like a large lego bucket. Every new memory (experience you have) represents a new piece of lego to add to the bucket. It stands to reason that the more pieces you have, and the more varied they are, the more different things you can ultimately make when you come to combine the pieces of lego.
This idea is consistent with instance-based models of memory like Hintzman’s MINERVA II model that was central to my PhD on implicit learning.