Innovative Thinking – Emotional Blocks – Blog 050

Emotional Blocks

There are Emotional Blocks as well.  There are reasons why we won’t allow ourselves to be innovative, because of how we might look to others or how we judge ourselves.

Here is a short list of reasons we hesitate in getting into that innovative state of mind.

  • Peer Pressure And Judgement
  • Fear Of Failure
  • Change Creates Insecurity
  • Easy To Judge – Hard To Be Judged
  • Not Comfortable Crossing The Line Or Getting Out Of The Box

Can you think of any other Emotional factors that could prevent you from being less creative and innovative?  Write them down.  Writing them down helps you to “realize” them and make them more real to you.  It also reinforces your short-term memory and strengthens the neuro-pathways in your brain and make it easier to recall this information at a later date.


“We love to overlook the boundaries which we do not wish to pass.”

–Samuel Johnson


Lon Safko
Serial Innovator, Keynote Speaker, Trainer, Innovative Thinking


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