You cannot use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. (Maya Angelou)
Creativity is one of the most sought after commodity not only in business today, but also in employees. Yet, a major part of organizations fail to draw out, or inspire, their employees to their fullest potential within the context of creativity. The reasons behind this do vary, starting from the fact that tantalizing creativity requires actions that stretch far beyond from simply fulfilling basic human needs through employment, such as generating a secure income in order to pay for essential living costs. Many creative individuals also do value independence, freedom of expression and creativity, a possibility to live out their passions higher than just receiving a steady paycheck month in, and month out. Unfortunately, many organizational roles today leave only little, if any, space for creative expression and development.
There are many forms of creativity, not limited to traditional creative professions such as acting, music, poetry, creative art, and teaching among many other creative professions. The technological advancement has made it easier for individuals, and organizations, to express their creativity in a number of ways. Various online media and social networks are a good example of how creativity can be, and has been, made possible, accessible, and more easily expressed to most of individuals.
How can you tap into, live out, and express, your personal creativity? As it comes to creation, and creativity, there are no simple rules or guidelines to live by, but creativity does require:
– The capability of working alone. However social human beings are, the majority of truly creative stars in history and contemporary are well-known for their capability of tireless work, often in solitude. Perhaps the most well-known example of tireless self-belief and exhaustive work in solitude is Albert Einstein who spent years working upon his relativity theory before making it public. It may be worthwhile to learn more about The Albert Einstein Method.
– The need of overcoming fears, restrictions, and being willing to go the extra mile in order to reach your full potential as an evolving individual. Human beings are constantly learning, and developing, at least as long as we allow ourselves to expand and grow spiritually (in addition to developing physically). It takes courage to believe in oneself, no matter what other people may think or whatever kind of feedback one receives for creative work. Be willing to listen to, and take feedback, but also keep in mind that you are the master of your creativity, and in creative expression there are no limits, or rights or wrongs, as long as your work is morally correct, and ethical.
– Do not limit yourself. Creativity may sometimes require extravagant action/behavior. Study and learn more about creative geniuses in history and in contemporary, individuals such as Pablo Picasso and Lady Gaga, who have taken risks and lived out their extravagant characteristics. Do not other people limit you either, as long as you keep within legal frameworks, and perhaps cultural acceptance?
– Detox your life, meditate, work upon activating your pineal gland, listen to, and follow your intuition.
Listen, and watch the following video where David Kelley speaks about how to build your creative confidence:
Spend time with people, and surround yourself with people who accept and tolerate your creativity. If possible, get rid of circumstances and people who restrict you expressing, and living, your creative potential.
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. (Joseph Chichon Pearce)
Being creative is not a hobby – it is a way of life.
Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination (creativity) will take you anywhere.
The creative adult is the child who survived.
Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.
Creativity changes the world. Use your creativity for the benefit of humanity, and the Universe.
Every person is creative. Discovering that becomes the challenge. Nurture your creativity today!
Life is a great big canvas, throw all the paint you can on it (Danny Kaye)
Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play (Henri Matisse)
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation (Herman Melville)
Listen to and watch another excellent video about creativity:
Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius:
Thank you for reading, commenting, and learning.
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