Take the creativity challenge....


Habits affect us in many ways: how we treat others, approach projects, think about our daily routines, and feel about ourselves. Sort of like the way we drive to our most common destinations: we get anxious when having to take a different route even if it might be better. It’s called change, and how we go about deciding if and how to alter who we are and what we do is never easy. The first challenge is deciding that change is necessary, the second is accepting that it’s good, the third is learning how, and the fourth is doing it enough times that it becomes the new normal. And, maybe most importantly, the fifth is continuously being open to breaking old or newly established patterns in order to look at things in a different way. Think of it as a creative exercise: that puts a positive spin on the things we should challenge ourselves to change today.

Edward de Bono (b. 1933): Maltese physician, psychologist, philosopher, author, inventor and consultant