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When people think of creativity, they often think of writers, musicians, or visual artists. The truth is, creativity is essential in every job, from accounting to administration to stock brokerage. Creativity is simply finding a new way of doing something or imagining what is possible versus only seeing the way things are. Creativity is also an important element in boosting productivity and achieving goals. Here are three ways that creativity helps boost productivity and success in any field.

Productivity requires creative solutions

No matter what kind of job you do or in what field, there is going to come a time when you encounter some type of road block or obstacle to moving forward. If you are an architect, you may find it impossible to put a requested feature into a structure you are tasked with designing or remodeling. If you are a salesperson you may need to come up with a creative way of signing a premier client who has unconventional goals. You can’t be productive if you can’t move forward, but sometimes moving forward requires a creative outlook. Obstacles are present in every aspect of live. Seeking creative solutions can offer you a chance to get something done more efficiently and effectively.

Achieving goals requires creative solutions

If you are not currently achieving your goals, there is a reason why. All goals require resources to achieve. If you want to exercise more, it will mean you need to devote time to it that you are currently devoting to other things. In some cases, it might simply mean you need to spend less time watching TV, but in other cases, your days may already be jam packed, which is exactly the reason you need to find time to exercise. Juggling and shuffling your schedule to find the time to exercise is a creative activity.

Creativity helps you push past limitations

Most people look around them, see the way things are and adjust their expectations accordingly. Thus, they are limited by the way things are and do things the way they have always been done. Creative people – often referred to as visionaries – see things the way they can be and then set out to turn their vision into reality. Regardless of what might be holding them back, creatives envision a solution in their head first, then set about bringing it to life.

Thinking outside the box can be difficult, as it takes you out of your comfort zone and puts you into uncharted territory. When you take that leap of faith and implement new, creative ideas, you open yourself up to new possibilities and opportunities.

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