It's a myth that only highly intelligent people are creative. Research shows that once you pass an I.Q (scale) about 120 (which is just a little above average), creativity and intelligence are not at all related. What keeps people from tapping into creativity are bad habits picked up throughout the years. Here, in an infographic, is a look at 7 of the most common creative blocks and how to break them down.
A Key highlight:
Creating And Editing Simultaneously:Thinking creatively and logically at the same time won't get you the best results. When you create, you're thinking ahead and considering all possibilities. When you evaluate, you judge and pick apart idea, throwing out those that won't work.
So the important thing to remember is that think creatively first and edit later (especially if you are a writer or designer). Otherwise, you'll stifle innovative ideas before they have the chance to grow.
Infographic courtesy of Copyblogger.