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To boost your creativity, procrastinate

If you quickly scan the two pictures by Octavio Ocampo, you’ll miss the detail and richness.  Spend a minute – what do you see in the pictures?

Forever Always by Octavio Ocampo

Visions of Quixote by Octavio Ocampo

If you quickly observe this sketch, you may assume it’s something less than it is.
First ideas are usually the most conventional; creative insight needs time to gestate.

“People who take time to step back and assess each visual puzzle above are more likely to perceive the multiple layers in the images. In the same way, when we’re developing an original idea, a pause gives our brains time to form creative associations, and recognize patterns, or simply see things from a different angle,” psychologist Maria Konnikova.

Let’s leverage procrastination for next year’s World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21. Why not start to consider ways to leverage/celebrate/engage during the week now?
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Brain Science Gives Us Evidence That Effort — Not IQ Or ZIP Code — Paves The Path To Success

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As it turns out, we are not “set in stone” at birth — not by genetics, not by the luck-of-the-draw of our ZIP code.

Marci Segal, MS‘s insight:

Neuroscience: The more that teachers believe in their students the more that students believe in themselves. Think it’s the same for employers and employees?

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How To Be a Polymath | Praxis | Big Think

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“People as old as 90 who actively acquire new interests that involve learning retain their ability to learn. But if we stop taxing the nucleus basalis, it begins to dry up.”

Marci Segal, MS‘s insight:

There’s evidence that something as trivial as changing the path you use when you walk home from the subway can rewire your brain for the better.

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