Anyone, and I repeat, anyone can approach the world like a designer. All it takes to unlock that potential as a Design Thinker and a dynamic problem solver is a bit of creative confidence.
Creative confidence is the belief that everyone is creative, and that creativity isn’t restricted to drawing or sculpting, but it is in itself a way of understanding the world. David Kelley, Founder of IDEO puts it well saying, “Creative confidence is the notion that you have big ideas, and that you have the ability to act on them”.
Design Thinkers rely on creative confidence when it comes to making leaps, trusting their intuition and perhaps pursuing solutions that they haven’t totally figured it out yet. It’s the strong belief that you can and you will come up with creative solutions to big problems and the confidence that all it takes is rolling up your sleeves and getting it done. Its the confidence that drives you to create, test, fail but keep going, assuring yourself that you’ll get to the solution you’re working towards.
Remember. You have big ideas. But they become bigger when you realise you have the ability to act on them.