Creative thinking – in terms of idea creativity – is not a mystical talent. It is a skill that can be practised and nurtured.
Edward de Bono
To have the life you want you will need to think creatively. Creative thinking is a skill that can be learned. Thinking creatively requires looking beyond your normal thinking. Out of the box thinking requires making novel combinations, metaphors, analogies, taking on a different world view, make unique connections, disconnect typical connections, make reversals, do the opposite, view it from a different angle, look for the exceptions, the accidental, look for what you were not looking for, write everything down without judgment, elaborate on every idea, allow your subconscious to work. Then create the life you want.