One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned as a mom is that my kids have just as much to teach me as have to teach them. My children often remind me to look at the world through the eyes of a child. I love how curious children are. They look at the world with a sense of wonder and amazement. They ask a lot of questions and want to learn, explore, and experience everything around them. I also love how creative children are. Kids are great problem-solvers. They can often come up with solutions to problems because they aren’t caught up with details, technicalities or limitations.
“Children see magic because they look for it.”
Today I want to challenge you to take a child-like approach to problem-solving. Whether at work, in your personal life, or finding solutions for social issues, taking a child’s approach might be helpful. This can help you focus more on result-oriented solutions. You might be surprised with the number of ideas you’re able to brainstorm. From there, you can expand upon the ideas and come up with ways they can be implemented. I found that as a child brainstorming was very easy, I’d just write down all of the ideas that came to me. As an adult, I became more selective and critical. I’ve reverted back to my child-like sense of creativity and ideas are able to flow more easily. The far-fetched ideas are often the most helpful because even if they aren’t the answer, they usually lead to the path the solution is on.
Do you still use your child-like sense of creativity? Do you think it would be helpful to make room for it in your life? What are your thoughts? Feel free to share in the comments.
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