ThinkerToys

Have any of you woke up one morning and thought: Oh man! how uncreative I am! In my case, It happened a lot, specially when I was surfing the web and saw all those beautiful furniture designs people come up with.

One day, I decided that these feeling needed to stop and that I wanted to be like those people that have all this great ideas. I started to look all over the place how they did it. Some said the idea just came to their minds, others said they would give a lot of thought to one thing and then the idea came. It was exhausting and I felt exactly the same (uncreative) after a while.

The magic happened to me when I was walking in the school´s library, I turned and saw in the staff picks a book that caught my attention. The title was Thinkertoys and the Author is Michael Michalko. This is one of the best books I have ever read in my whole life. It is not a book that you just read, it actually makes you understand how creative people exercise their mind in order to make brilliant ideas. It has plenty of exercises and challenges and it is very fun to read. I would recommend it to anyone that wants to be more aware of its surroundings. The author is very specific and puts so many examples for people that take a while to understand how things work (like me). It definitely has work for me and now I keep a journal of great ideas that had lead to greater ideas that I am developing right now.