Think Like a Five Year Old:
Reclaim Your Wonder and Create Great Things
You were once a creative genius.
Each of us once exercised great creative power. The problem is that somewhere along the way we have lost sight of our creativity. We’ve given in to forces that would steal and destroy this innate joy. We don’t feel creative, and consequently, we don’t feel fulfilled.
In Think Like a Five Year Old, learn the story of your creativity: what you had in the beginning, how you lost it, and how to get it back. Then, once you reclaim your wonder, learn how to use it create great things, in your personal and professional life.Get It NowLearn More
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;
the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.
– 2 Corinthians 5:17
One of our major blocks to creativity is that we write our first drafts as if others are watching. (p. 92)
Why Five Years Old?
The book’s title refers to a documented phenomenon in which people almost universally exhibit genius-level creativity as young children but lose it as they become adults. Another finds that creativity results in a higher correlation to achievement than IQ.
I asked the question, why do we lose our creativity? And if we can figure out why we lose it, can we get it back? I believe that this loss can be measured scientifically, but that on a deeper level it is primarily a spiritual problem.
Creativity isn’t fixed. We’ve got it in us. How do we get our creativity back? This is the story of Think Like a Five Year Old.
Who is the Book For?
Anyone suffering from a lack of engagement. Anyone who’s ever wished for more creativity. Anyone who has ever crashed and burned and needed a reboot. Anyone who wants to make something great.
Anyone who wants more creativity at home, in personal dreams, at work, in calling to the church – you name it. In every area, creativity is a key way by which we discover new life and a core part of faith.
In particular, I am writing to people looking for new life and personal growth; creatives and artists in and out of the church; preachers and church leaders who desire innovation as a part of congregational growth and renewal; and educators and business leaders looking for ways to influence their communities.
For Church Leaders
What if you could help others recover genius-level creativity in their work, in their personal life, and in their faith life?
A lack of life engagement and a lack of creativity are linked. The problem is not that most people are incapable of creativity. People almost universally exhibit genius-level creativity as young children – but lose it as they become adults.
As we are made new creations in Christ, let’s reclaim our God-given creativity and return to the joyous, creative relationship God designed in the beginning. Help others recover their unique melody of passions and learn how to be a cocreator with God.
“We are God’s accomplishment, created in Christ Jesus to do good things. God planned for these good things to be the way that we live our lives.” – Ephesians 2:10