How imaginative are you?
Imagination matters when it comes to success. People who are imaginative are more likely to be innovative in a crisis and they can quickly come up with new and clever ideas when change occurs.
You may not consider yourself a creative person, but the truth is we all can improve in our imaginative skills. It takes practice, but it is possible to become a more innovative person if you work at it.
The ability to use your imagination and think of new ideas will help you along your journey to achieving the goals and dreams you desire. We did some research and found there are many traits imaginative people have in common that we can all work on to improve. Here are the six that stood out the most.
“6 Traits of Imaginative People”
1.They are curious –
Asking questions is normal and they will ask until they are satisfied that they have all the details. Being curious keeps your mind active and always looking for new ideas. When you are curious, it allows you to see possibilities that would otherwise pass you by. Just think of how many great ideas have been lost because of the lack of curiosity.
2.They pay attention –
They are constantly looking for opportunities in everything they see. Imaginative people are terrific observers, and they always have a watchful eye. Assessing a situation quickly can be the difference between understanding what’s going on and adapting to make any necessary changes or missing out on a new idea that’s presenting itself. Being sure to catch all the details is a quality if an imaginative person.
3.They have fun –
Work hard, play harder. Creative people know how to have fun! They don’t take life too seriously and find fun in the ordinary things. In fact, most innovative people will share they are their most creative when they are incorporating play and fun. Having fun always makes things better!
4.They work on self-improvement –
Personal development is at the top of their priority list. If you are going to be able to use your creative skills, you must be at your best. Imaginative people have a deep passion for learning knew things and pushing themselves beyond where they are today. When you get new information, it stimulates your imagination.
5.They allow time to dream –
They see dreaming as an opportunity to envision new and exciting possibilities. To an imaginative person, day dreaming is not a waste of time, it is a necessity. Making a date with yourself to spend time alone so you can allow your mind to wonder is very important. Remember, every successful endeavor at one point was but a dream.
6.They take risks –
They push the boundaries of their comfort zone daily, and they don’t allow fear of failure hold them back. They aren’t afraid to try new things and are flexible in their approach. An imaginative person knows that their best ideas and ultimately their greatest success, can come from their failures. Taking risks will motivate you to stay on your toes and give your creative muscle a workout.
Whether you see yourself as a creativity master or if you don’t consider yourself imaginative at all, each one of these traits can be practiced and improved upon. Start working on these skills and give yourself a hand up in the imaginative department.
Kim Martin, Founder of I’ve Decided, INC.