Our many, many years of schooling dulls our imagination. During our school years, we’re obliged to regurgitate facts. When was the last time you really let your imagination run wild? When was the last time you said to yourself, “What would happen if I put a salmon and a skyscraper together?” or “I wonder what it would be like to walk on Pluto?”

We’re so trained to be reasonable and matter-of-fact that we can even feel a little ridiculous using our native imaginative powers. Give your imagination a workout and you’ll automatically become more creative! Today, say yourself “I wonder what fantastic thing wants to percolate up!” Write it, draw it, fabricate it, sing it, dream it. That’s how innovation is born.

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