Highly productive individuals use highly logical and structured processes to record, validate, organize and then present and explain their discoveries.
Such logical and structured process are known as logic, methods and methodologies. Methods and methodologies are two different things.
However, most individuals who do not create on a daily basis think that logical and structured process are creativity. Especially methods.
Highly productive individuals use knowledge and education to shape their own perception and cognition processes so that their minds become highly aware of certain things they know will be useful. Always looking for and focusing on particular data sets.
In other words, they train their conscious mind to focus on and store the ‘things’ that will be useful to their subconscious mind. So focusing on the world and looking for inspiration becomes their second nature.
Highly productive individuals use the conscious (logic, methods, mathematics) to record, validate, organize and then present and explain their discoveries. However, such conscious practices are not the tool with which they create.
The wool with which they create is THEMSELVES. Therefore the tools is available to all of us. We are it. You are it.
It is why creativity cannot be taught.
It is already there but the conscious mind must learn how to extract from the subconscious. The person must learn how to listen to its deeper self and trust what it hears, extract from it the right elements, and then combine them in a particular order.
The conscious mind must be turned into a particular filter that is sensitive to the stuff found in the subconscious.