Self-Encouragement | The Secret of Great Creative People

Self-Encouragement | The Secret of Great Creative People

You ever wondered how great people come up with so many fantastic questions? You are interested to learn how to develop questions naturally? – This approach might be just right for you.

Leave your electronic devices at home, go outside and breathe fresh air. Walk in silence and absorb what is happening around you. Breathe. Relax. Let your thoughts run free.

Watch your steps. What does the pavement look like? How does it feel to walk on it? Are you walking the streets of your neighborhood? What kinds of houses are there in your neighborhood? Do you like their architecture? What do you like best? Do you want to live there? Can you imagine yourself living in a different place?

How are the windows and windowsills decorated? Can you look through the windows that you are walking past? What are the ceilings inside like? What kind of paint did the residents choose? Do you like their lamps? Would you choose a lamp like that? What kind of lamps do you like? Which ones would you like to buy? Where could you buy them? What do they cost? How do your favorite lamps match with your dream apartment? What kind of furniture do you need for your dream apartment or is it a house that you are dreaming of?

Do you like the neighborhood that you are passing through? Are there enough parking spaces there? Where would you like to park your car? Do you want to have a car? Do you have a car and want to change it? What car models are parked there? Which one do you like? Why do you like it? What do you want to transport with it? Are you into car sharing instead? Is there a car sharing station near by?

What kind of stores have you seen while walking around? What stores are important to you? Do you need them close to your home? Do you prefer to drive to a large shopping center or do you want to support small stores in the neighborhood?

Who are you passing by outside? Who is outside for fresh air? Is the air fresh? Whom do you want to meet? Is your neighborhood mixed? Is every person welcome? Are old people sitting on benches, chatting with each other (or is it too cold to sit outside where you are walking)?

“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people” – Leo Burnett

Train yourself to ask questions. Walk around. Be open-minded and think of as many questions as you can. Be calm and absorb your surroundings. Become inspired to ask, ask, ask.