MENTAL BLOCK #1: "FIND THE RIGHT ANSWER"
It's wrong to believe there is only one right answer to any question. There are always other solutions.
MENTAL BLOCK #2: "THAT'S NOT LOGICAL"
Albert Einstein said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."
MENTAL BLOCK #3: "FOLLOW THE RULES"
"There ain't no rules around here! We are tryin' to accomplish some[thing]!" - Thomas Edison
MENTAL BLOCK #4: "AVOID AMBIGUITY"
Life is complex. It's messy. It's contradictory and paradoxical. Why in the world would we think we should—or could—avoid ambiguity?
MENTAL BLOCK #5: "FAILURE IS BAD"
Creative people don't avoid failure. They see it as a friend. They know that if they are to experiment, innovate, and create, they will fail. They embrace risk.
MENTAL BLOCK #6: "DON'T BE FOOLISH"
To stand up is to stand out. You have to stick your neck out to put your head above the crowd. If others don't at first understand or accept you, so what?
MENTAL BLOCK #7: "I'M NOT CREATIVE"
The mental block that most keeps us from being creative is believing we don't possess creativity.
The only real block to creativity is our disbelief.
- Leadershift: The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace by John C. Maxwell