Creative Thinking Books – How to Keep Them Around For Good Times

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There are many different kinds of creative thinking books on the market. These books range from very simple “how-to” books that tell you exactly what to do in a variety of creative ways, right up to the far more advanced books that teach you how to apply those creative methods in almost any circumstance. These advanced books offer countless applications for anyone who is serious about applying their creative genius. Some of these applications will be obvious, such as how to use visualization in your everyday life and business. Others will be less obvious and will open a whole new world of possibilities for anyone interested in using their creative thinking skills.

An Overview

Many of the more advanced books teach you how to use creative thinking skills in ways that go beyond simply being a creative genius. One of the most common forms of creativity is being proactive. Being proactive means having a plan and being persistent in pursuing that plan. By thinking in terms of the end goal, rather than simply being content to sit back and allow the creative process to unfold, you open yourself up to being a more successful creative thinker. Some of the more advanced creative thinking books teach you how to take this proactive creative process to new levels, and make the most of your creative genius potential.

Another form of creative thinking that often gets ignored or put to the side because it doesn’t really seem that interesting is the ability to problem solve. Many people view creativity as being more abstract and less concrete than problem solving. This is not the case however, and the creative process does indeed require a certain amount of problem solving skills. Learning how to problem solve creatively opens up a whole new world of opportunities for creative thinking, since you no longer need to be merely creative but can creatively solve problems that have yet to be solved.

Need Of The Concept

In order to better understand the importance of problem solving and being proactive in your creative process, you should probably think about the numerous times you have turned something useless and dull into something new and interesting. For instance, if you are stuck trying to complete a painting or sculpture project, and come across a huge and unattractive obstacle in the way, you can probably turn this thing into a work of art instead of spending all of your time and effort on it. You see, there are countless things in our lives that seem pointless and boring, but if you are creative enough, you can turn them into something creative and wonderful. And sometimes, all you have to do is look for a different way to go about things.

The key to creative thinking books is to always read them from cover to cover. There are tons of great ideas that you can learn from these books, but you won’t be learning them if you don’t read them from start to finish. That way, you will get the full picture behind the creative process and be able to apply the knowledge you are learning to your own creative projects from start to finish. Not only will you be learning new information, but you will also end up with a bunch of creative ideas you can put to use immediately.

Thinking Process 

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The main reason why you shouldn’t just throw yourself into the creative process blindly is because it is far too easy to get lost in it, and actually stop thinking as a rational human being. When you jump into a creative venture without proper planning and motivation, you could very well end up giving up on creating altogether. It’s better to plan your creative thinking books ahead of time. This means you should find some sort of creative book in your area that you enjoy reading and read through it.

While reading through creative thinking books, make sure that you are really following the text word for word. If you change the wording in the book just to sound more creative, you could wind up not applying the knowledge you learned in the book. It is best to read creative thinking books from cover to cover so you can get the whole picture along with all of the examples you need to remember the content points that you learned. Make sure that you have enough examples to keep you motivated, and you will find that you start to think in creative ways on a daily basis!


Once you have gotten started with creating, you may wonder where you should store your creative thinking books in order for you to read them all over again. One good solution is to keep them in your bookshelves at home. Now you can simply open the book whenever you need to think creatively and just close it when you’re done. That way you never miss out on a single concept or important tip that you picked up from one of your favorite creative thinking books.

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