Take time on this extra day (leap day) to tap into your brilliant creativity. It is there just appreciate it…celebrate the sense of wonder…acknowledge that your creativity is at hand.
Tap into your ideas and inspirations and give your thoughts a second thought. Yes, take time to think about what you are thinking. Where will you leap with your creativity? Change the way you think so that your mind works to your advantage. Take steps to avoid the mental road blocks and worries that block productive positive thoughts and notions.
Many distractions can get in our way of our passions or our gut “feelings” in creativity. Take leaps to overcome what you are afraid of…change and the unknown. Experiment with creativity! It is my personal mantra to Be Creative Every Day, for me it is possible and it is a daily attainable goal. If you need a slight push for inspiration, look for what sparks you.
For some, it might not take a particular skill or talent to be creative. It may be an action or a new way of thinking. Enjoy a slice of creative thinking and try not to eat too much paste.
Innovation at Hewlett-Packard
HP’s philosophy for fostering an environment for creativity and innovation:
Rules of the garage:
Believe you can change the world.
Work quickly, keep the tools unlocked, work whenever.
Know when to work alone and when to work together.
Share – tools, ideas.
Trust your colleagues.
No bureaucracy. (These are ridiculous in a garage.)
The customer defines a job well done.
Radical ideas are not bad ideas.
Invent different ways of working.
Make a contribution every day.
If it doesn’t contribute, it doesn’t leave the garage.
Believe that together we can do anything.
-1999 HP Annual Report