Does anyone else have a hard time understanding things?

For example, at work, I have a hard time understanding how to start a task if they do not give me specific details. It's hard for me to think outside the box, too, and I feel that my job requires me to be creative. How can I improve my comprehension skills (if this is the problem), or should I move on to a different career path? P.S. I am a GIS Specialist (Geographic Information Systems)

Asked By: Rosseau - 10/24/2006
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I believe you are creative but just afraid to make mistakes. When you are given a task, really try to go with your gut feeling on how to accomplish it, even if it means possibly wandering into unknown territory. If you really like your job, don't leave it. Challenge it... More
Answered By: murkglider - 10/24/2006
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I definitely feel like you a lot of the time - I just dont have the creative bug -I definitely prefer a task having clear directions to follow. If you like your job and you've spent a lot of time working to get there I would stick it out and really work at it - creativity probably gets better the more you practice... More
Answered By: radiancia - 10/24/2006
I definitely believe that people can improve their creative thinking. Here is the name of a book I read about this subject.
Answered By: Geoffrey S - 10/24/2006
Well if it was safe, legal, and administered in a controlled environment by an MD - I would recommend acid (lysergic acid diethylamide). And no I'm not kidding. If nothing else, you'd be astounded by what potential for creativity your mind has. Again, I'm not kidding...
Answered By: DashRockwood - 10/24/2006
I'm trying to get into the GIS field myself and one way that I've found to improve the things I do is to look at what others are doing. I may see a technique they are using and try to implement it in my work. Sometimes I'm even inspired by what they are doing and fuse it with something else I've seen before. The most... More
Answered By: cheezerguy - 10/24/2006
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