Source | http://time.com : By DANIEL DIPIAZZA / ENTREPRENEUR
Creativity isn’t some esoteric quality that only the Bob Marleys and Salvador Dalís of the world possess — it’s a learnable, trainable skill that can be honed into a process. Once you have the process down, you can use it to solve problems in innovative, interesting ways that make others look at your work and say, “Hey, that’s neat. Why didn’t I think of that?”
Creativity is your power tool regardless of whether the problem you’re solving is a musical scale, a business plan, a painting on canvas or a line of code. Let’s look at how three of history’s most creative geniuses used their gifts to change the world — and how you can adapt their tools to do the same.
Pablo Picasso: Work backwards
To many beginning entrepreneurs and artists, nothing is more daunting than the blank slate.
“What type of business should I start?” (Try one of these ideas)
“Is my idea any good?”
Nagging questions like these haunt us, and sometimes make throwing in the towel before we even begin. Coming up with good ideas is so freaking hard. Picasso knew this, so he devised a strategy to work around creative blocks. It’s pretty simple. He said:
For Picasso, the key was getting started before he knew exactly what he was doing. Doing the work in spite of yourself (a concept we’ve talked about before in The 70% Solution).