Creativity comes from curiosity. The more curious you are about the world, the more you experience and learn. The more you experience and learn, the more connections your brain is able to make. And with more connections, you can find new solutions to problems or see things no one else can see.
How many of your best ideas happen driving to work or standing in the shower? Or watching a movie or reading a book that has nothing to do with the problem you just solved? The fact is, our brains are processing vastly more information than we’re even aware of. And sometimes it’s making connections between things we weren’t even looking for at the time.
Jarbas Agnelli, for example, created music simply by seeing. “I saw a picture of birds on the electric wires,” he said. “I was just curious to hear what melody the birds were creating.” So he created a song using the exact location of the birds as notes. http://bit.ly/2MJmRxv