Your Creativity is Under Attack.
It’s been under attack since you were a kid.
This isn’t hype.
Take a few minutes and wrap your mind around this study by Goerge Land.
Land followed a group of 1,600 kids over 15 years.
During this time, the kids were given a NASA Creativity Test three times. The test was given to the group when the kids were 5, 10, and 15 years old.
The results of the test were provided as the percentage of the group who scored in the “highly creative range” of the test.
Over the course of 15 years, there was an 86% drop in the number of kids sourcing in the “highly creative range” of the NASA Creativity Test.
I don’t know about you, but I was shocked when I first learned about this study and reviewed the results.
But there’s more.
The same test was given one time to a group of 1 million adults averaging 31 years of age.
We have a big problem resulting from this ongoing depression of people’s creativity.
This problem is causing a widespread occurrences of Psychosclerosis.
Being Creative is based on openness, curiosity, and imagination which require a growth-oriented mindset vs. the fixed mindset of those with depressed Creativity and hardened attitudes.
By deconstructing, demystifying, and reframing your Creativity you can begin to recalibrate your restrictive thinking habits and beliefs which can depress your creativity.
The Creative Life Project has developed the Hack Your Creativity process to help you overcome Psychosclerosis and revitalize your Creativity in three steps.
Express your Creative Self by practicing the life skills of being creative to transform your creative thoughts into things.
Deconstructing and demystifying your Creativity, opens you to reframing your understanding of it, and willingness to adopt a new Creative Life Mindset based on creative intent, childlike curiosity, lifelong learning, and whole body health.
Hacking Your Creativity helps you reconnect with your Creative Self and teaches you to use your Creativity as a tool to live our best life.
A Creative Life Mindset is the foundation for living your best life by expressing your Creativity in personally meaningful ways.
Most of the internet content for improving Creativity is presented as a list of commonly referenced tactics, which have value but lack strategy and context.
During the Hack Your Creativity process, you learn about creativity within a new context called the Creative Expression Framework. Integrated within the Creative Expression Framework is the supporting strategies and the tactics for adopting a Creative Life Mindset.
Over time, you will come to understand the value of Creativity for yourself, and for those, you influence like your friends, family, students, or those you manage.
By sharing the importance of Creativity, we can influence the building of creative cultures which support creative expression and help make the world a better place for everyone.
I recommend you check the video of George Land giving a presentation including a review of his study. The presentation also provides a nice summary of the value of Creativity to culture. It’s a real benefit to watch creators presenting their own data.