S A E D I — that’s IDEAS backwards!
S – State of Mind
Creativity is a state of mind. Telling yourself or others “I’m not very creative,” or “I can never come up with new or clever ideas,” destroys that state of mind.
A – Atmosphere
All of our senses — what we see, hear, feel, taste, and touch — influence our state of mind. A positive atmosphere contributes to a positive and creative state of mind.
E – Effective Thinking
While positive thinking allows your mind to accept new ideas and creative thoughts, effective thinking involves directing your thoughts toward specific goals.
D – Determination
Creativity takes practice. Your creativity is there within you, but you must make a habit of using your imagination.
I – Ink
Whether you use ink, pencil lead, crayon, or a computer, write down your ideas.