Are You Blocking Your Creativity?

Copy blogger has an excellent post up featuring ten mental blocks to creative thinking. Number one is good:
One of the worst aspects of formal education is the focus on the correct answer to a particular question or problem. While this approach helps us function in society, it hurts creative thinking because real-life issues are ambiguous. There’s often more than one “correct” answer, and the second one you come up with might be better than the first.
But #4, Being Practical is one that I've struggled over with various teams over the years. They so often want to nix an idea because it isn't practical. I say, give it a chance!
Like logic, practicality is hugely important when it comes to execution, but often stifles innovative ideas before they can properly blossom. Don’t allow the editor into the same room with your inner artist.
Check out the entire list here.

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