It is important to recognize it’s importance and notice that creativity can be taught and brought out with the use of hands on experiences. self imposed barriers, can be imposed on ourselves consiously or unconsciously, make it difficult to recognize but relatively easy to correct. Ask yourself what would XX do? try putting yourself in someone elses shoes and brainstorm different ideas. Theres no such thing as a outragous idea. Think out of box solutions. One right answer. We have always been guided to find one right answer. Try coming up with alternative solutions. Conformity: Dont conform to your social circle, boss, or professors. Suprize them and take a radical and different idea and introduce them to it. change the obivious: Dont go with the most obivious answer. Give yourself extra time to consider different answers.
Think broadly and long term. Not analytically Evaluating too quickly: dont limit your ideas too quickly, you could chance loosing valuable ideas and solutions early in the game. Stay open minded.Fear of looking foolish: surprise, everyone thinks they are going to look foolish. Your not alone, however a prepared environment is safer and supports risk. Experiment you ideas with the people your comfortable with and trust. Cynicism and negativity: stay away from it. This is a huge hindrance on creativity.