A lot of people mistake creativity for innovation. Where creativity is thinking up new things, innovation is DOING new things.
Research shows that your ability to generate innovative ideas isn’t just a function of your mind, but also your behavior.
For example, in experiments involving identical twins, researchers discovered that only about 20% of their creative ability was genetic. 80% of their creative ability came from experiences and behaviors.
Take two songwriters…
One songwriter mindlessly scrolls through Facebook while the other actively searches for different perspectives on life and continuously writes down their thoughts and insights in a songwriting journal.
Which songwriter do you think is better equipped to come up with more creative song ideas?
The curious songwriter who writes a lot will have more creative ideas, of course.
This should come as a relief to you because becoming an innovative songwriter is something that you can learn and improve, just like any other skill.
Simply put, talent isn’t the result of genetics or something you’re born with. It’s primarily the result of your behavior.
If you’re at all interested in being a prolific and innovative songwriter, it’s up to your behavior.
How do prolific and innovative songwriters behave?
They write a lot, and they’re insatiably curious. They don’t wait for ideas to come to them all wrapped up in a bow. They practice writing, and they ask lots of curious questions.
Questions are the key to stimulating creative ideas.
What question could you ask yourself that would get you writing right now? Now that’s a powerful question!
Now, let me ask you a powerful question:
Are you writing with a system yet?
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