When I hear people say they aren’t creative it makes me want to weep into my shoes.
Creativity = problem solving + authentic response + skills + confidence
It does not = genius + highly intelligent + artist + born with it
Everyone is creative. Every human has the desire to create something. It’s just that some people put it all in to practice more than others.
Problem: There is no painting on my wall
Solution: I’m going to paint one
Authentic Response: I love the colours pink blue and yellow together, and I love trees
Skills: Learn how – what you need, some idea of composition, tools and painting structure.
Confidence: Let go and take a risk and boom you have a painting.
No one is not creative… People who practice creativity are the ones that are best at it. And they have learned 4 things:
- No idea comes to you without your brain entering some sort of relaxed state – which is why you get your best ideas in the shower (look up “theta waves creativity“).
- Not every idea is great, but it doesn’t matter – the next one will be. Keep on keeping on.
- Make creativity a daily habit – write, draw, present… just create the thing you love.
- Some days nothing comes. Those are the days to do something else and come back to it tomorrow.
Now what you reading this for? Go create 🙂